State Bar Study Says 'Maybe' on Lower Exam Passing Score

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Without issuing an unequivocal conclusion, the report found that the existing score of 144 is a valid standard, but that a slightly lower score of 141 would also be appropriate.

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  • Charles B. 8/1/17

    Leave the standards alone.

  • Roman E.

    In a profession so concerned about conflicts of interest, it seems odd that the state bar would give so much deference to law school deans on this topic. The bar should be setting standards for the law schools to meet, and not vice versa.

  • Jim T.

    It is the way things seem to be done in this state for the past 30 years. If for some reason test score are to low, lower the standards, instead of working to improve either the teaching or the candidate. I watched it time and time again with H. S. proficiency testing dummying up the test until enough could pass and then calling it a success. Standards for police officers have gotten to the point reports often look like they were written by 6th graders. So why be surprised if the state bar follows suit.

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