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Filling in the Details

Filling in the Details Since our study began in 2018, we’ve been thinking big: beginning with a blank slate and asking broad questions about what the bar exam can and should be. Now, it’s time to start filling in the details. The Task Force has reached a pivotal moment in its three-year study: the Blueprint…

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Adapting and Innovating

Adapting and Innovating Like everything else, the Testing Task Force’s study of the bar exam has been affected by the devastating pandemic that has gripped the world. We are in the last year of our three-year study to ensure that the bar exam keeps pace with our changing profession, which, like all professions, has had…

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What to Watch for in 2020

Ringing in the new year is particularly exciting for the Testing Task Force because 2020 is the year we will complete our three-year study of the bar exam. By the end of the year, we will make our recommendations to NCBE’s Board of Trustees about what content the next generation of the bar exam should…


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The Task Force has reached a pivotal moment in its three-year study: the Blueprint Development Committee and the Test Design Committee have completed their work for Phase 3 and made preliminary recommendations about the #barexam of the future. Read more:

Our work, like everything else, has been affected by COVID-19. How do we ensure that the #barexam is prepared to meet future challenges and keep pace with a rapidly changing profession? We'll work virtually in Phase 3 to create a test blueprint and design:

Have you had a chance to read our Phase 2 Report yet? Check out this video of Task Force Chair Cynthia Martin to learn more about what we found in our research:

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How do the results of the practice analysis inform #barexam test design? Check out the Executive Summary in the Testing Task Force's Phase 2 Report and don't forget to subscribe!