Preliminary Recommendations Webinar

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Phase 3 Report of the Testing Task Force

Blue background with TTF logo and the words Phase 3 Report of Testing Task Force Blueprint Development Committee and Test Design Committee Meetings November 2020

Overview of Preliminary Recommendations For the Next Generation of the Bar Examination

December 2020

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Task Force’s high-level, preliminary recommendations

Integrated exam measuring both knowledge and skills holistically using item sets and a mix of item formats

Exam offered as a summative event and delivered by computer

Compensatory scoring to produce a single combined score for making admission decisions

Next Steps

We anticipate that the implementation process will take four to five years. We will continue to collaborate with stakeholders as we work to build the new exam. Some of the major steps involved include:
✔ Developing content specifications identifying scope of coverage
✔ Evaluating options for computer delivery of the exam
✔ Drafting new types of questions for integrated testing of knowledge and skills
✔ Establishing scoring processes and psychometric methods for equating/scaling scores
✔ Ensuring accessibility for candidates with disabilities
✔ Developing test administration policies and procedures
✔ Field-testing new item formats and new exam content
✔ Conducting analyses and review to ensure fairness for diverse populations of candidates
✔ Assisting jurisdictions to prepare and supporting them in activities such as setting passing score requirements and amending rules to align with changes to the exam
✔ Providing study materials and sample test questions to help candidates prepare

Phase 2 Report of the Testing Task Force

Phase 2 Report of The Testing Task Force
Testing Task Force Chair Hon. Cynthia Martin provides background information about the practice analysis and shares highlights from the Phase 2 report.

Phase 1 Report of the Testing Task Force

front cover of your voice: stakeholder thoughts about the bar exam

Overview of the Task Force's Research Plan

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Overview of Preliminary Recommendations For the Next Generation of the Bar Examination

December 2020

Report cover image of Testing Task Force Preliminary Recommendations For The Next Generation Of The Bar Examination

Task Force’s high-level, preliminary recommendations

Integrated exam measuring both knowledge and skills through a mix of item formats

Exam offered as a summative event and delivered by computer

Compensatory scoring to produce a single combined score for making admission decisions

Next Steps

We anticipate that the implementation process will take four to five years. We will continue to collaborate with stakeholders as we work to build the new exam. Some of the major steps involved include
✔ Developing content specifications identifying scope of coverage
✔ Evaluating options for computer delivery of the exam
✔ Drafting new types of questions for integrated testing of knowledge and skills
✔ Establishing scoring processes and psychometric methods for equating/scaling scores
✔ Ensuring accessibility for candidates with disabilities
✔ Developing test administration policies and procedures
✔ Field-testing new item formats and new exam content
✔ Conducting analyses and review to ensure fairness for diverse populations of candidates
✔ Assisting jurisdictions to prepare and supporting them in activities such as setting passing score requirements and amending rules to align with changes to the exam
✔ Providing study materials and sample test questions to help candidates prepare