Slaughter House 2018: The Grading on the Florida Bar Exam

We have been talking to many students who failed the Florida bar exam. We have been astonished and concerned at both the medium grade of the Florida bar exam essays and the scores some repeat takers have been getting. It seems like the medium grade was lower than in past exams, especially for the last two essays. The medium grade for the contracts essay was 47, for the family law essay, a 31 and for the constitutional law essay, a 36. Have we seen such low averages before?

In general, repeat takers do not do well on the Florida essays because they lack analytical skills, but it seemed, this bar cycle, that the repeat takers did especially poorly and quite a few of the repeat takers were essentially slaughtered on these essays.

The repeat takers did poorly on the contracts questions, usually scoring in the high 30s, did worse on the family law, scoring on average in the high 20s, low 30s, but did positively awful on the constitutional law essay. We’ve seen scores of 3, of 13, of 18. Repeat takers were destroyed on that essay. Never have we’ve seen such low scores in a Florida essay before.

Remember, that if you blow one essay in Florida, your chances of failing are pretty high.

Were the essays tougher this bar cycle or did the Florida Board of Bar Examiners tighten up how they grade the essays? Points open for debate.

Nevertheless, Florida repeat takers must learn how to write an essay, using their analytical skills to examine the facts and the law and to write a Florida essay that gets them the score that they need to pass.

Obtaining an MBE & UBE Testing Institute Florida bar exam tutor will help you pass. Many students who are repeat bar takers need a bar exam coach to help them improve their writing and analytical skills so they can properly navigate through the Florida bar exam. Remember, the Florida bar exam is unique and more difficult to pass than other jurisdictions. This structured, personalized program is the key to passing the bar for repeat takers.

The MBE & UBE Testing Institute knows that taking the bar exam as a repeat taker can be an isolating experience. The MBE & UBE Testing Institute helps the student keep motivated and confident through interaction with an MBE & UBE Testing Institute’s bar tutor.

When you need help passing the bar exam, contact the MBE & UBE Testing Institute at pass@mbetestinginstitute.com for more information, like us on facebook at UBE & MBE Testing Institute, follow us on twitter @MBETesting, see us on youtube.

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Nebraska, Kentucky, Connecticut, Illinois and New Hampshire Bar Exam Results

For this last week of September, Nebraska, Kentucky, Connecticut, Illinois and New Hampshire traditionally release their bar exam results. All of these states are either UBE or MEE states. Kentucky and Connecticut have posted their bar exam release date: Friday, September 28. Nebraska, Illinois and New Hampshire will probably follow suit. Good luck and good scores to all who are waiting this week.

The MBE & UBE Testing Institute knows that taking the bar exam as a repeat taker can be an isolating experience. The MBE & UBE Testing Institute helps the student keep motivated and confident through interaction with an MBE & UBE Testing Institute’s bar tutor.

When you need help passing the bar exam, contact the MBE & UBE Testing Institute at pass@mbetestinginstitute.com for more information, like us on facebook at UBE & MBE Testing Institute, follow us on twitter @MBETesting, see us on youtube.

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UBE, North Carolina, Florida, California, Texas Extended Study Program for February 2019 -Enroll Now

The MBE & UBE Testing Institute offers a, Florida, UBE, California, and Texas extended study program for foreign educated lawyers or repeat takers who need extra time to study for the bar exam for February 2019. This program allows the student to study with an MBE & UBE Testing Institute tutor for a longer period of time in a relaxed environment to ensure that the student is ready for the bar exam. Enroll now to start your study plan today.

The MBE & UBE Testing Institute knows that taking the bar exam as a repeat taker can be an isolating experience. The MBE & UBE Testing Institute helps the student keep motivated and confident through interaction with an MBE & UBE Testing Institute’s bar tutor.

When you need help passing the bar exam, contact the MBE & UBE Testing Institute at pass@mbetestinginstitute.com for more information, like us on facebook at UBE & MBE Testing Institute, follow us on twitter @MBETesting, see us on youtube.

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Repeat Florida Bar Exam Takers: A Review of Your Bar Exam Scores

The Florida bar exam results have come out and all the repeat takers have gotten their letter telling them the breakdown of the scores. Here is the way the grading is done in Florida.

Grading the Florida Bar Exam

The MBE & Florida sections are weighted equally on the Florida Bar Exam. A combined weighted score of 136 is required to pass the Florida Bar Exam. It doesn’t matter if your score in one section or the other is below the 136 – it’s the average score that matters. You can fail the FL or the MBE section and still pass the FL bar exam if your overall score is at least 136.

Each examination paper produced by an applicant on the General Bar Examination will be separately graded. The sum of the converted section scores is the total score for Part A. MBE scores (Part B) are the scaled scores on the MBE provided by the National Conference of Bar Examiners. On the Florida portion of the bar, each essay is worth 100 points for a 300 point total. The multiple choice questions are worth 100 points total, so each question is approximately 1 point each. There are usually 10 experimental questions. The average essay score is around 40 points, requiring you to get your remaining points on the multiple choice questions.

Depending on the difficulty of the essay question and the average grade, the Board of Bar Examiners may adjust your score either downward or upward. The Board does not adjust the multiple choice questions – there are what they are and the point totals do not change.

Review your bar scores and ask yourself how you can improve your scores when you retake the bar exam in February. Obtaining an MBE & UBE Testing Institute Florida bar exam tutor will help you pass. Many students who are repeat bar takers need a bar exam coach to help them improve their writing and analytical skills so they can properly navigate through the Florida bar exam. Remember, the Florida bar exam is unique and more difficult to pass than other jurisdictions. This structured, personalized program is the key to passing the bar for repeat takers.

The MBE & UBE Testing Institute knows that taking the bar exam as a repeat taker can be an isolating experience. The MBE & UBE Testing Institute helps the student keep motivated and confident through interaction with an MBE & UBE Testing Institute’s bar tutor.

When you need help passing the bar exam, contact the MBE & UBE Testing Institute at pass@mbetestinginstitute.com for more information, like us on facebook at UBE & MBE Testing Institute, follow us on twitter @MBETesting, see us on youtube.

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Retaining an MBE & UBE Testing Institute Florida Bar Exam Tutor for Repeat Takers

We have been talking with students since Monday. The questions we’ve been asked more frequently is “what should I do if I was unsuccessful on the Florida Bar Exam?” First, let the shock of failing the bar subside with a few days of reflection. Clearly, this may be one of your greatest disappointments, but don’t let it control or define who you are. You can pass the bar exam in February 2019. Get right back up and say, “I will pass in February 2019.”

Ok, now let’s start. Do not repeat the same class, study plan or approach you used the last time. It did not work. Coming close on the bar is good only in horse shoes. One size does not fit all. Hard work and having a study plan and study strategy will pay off. Say to yourself, “I will be a lawyer.”

You want to get the bar exam behind you and start your new life as a lawyer. Don’t dither or waste time with the “what ifs”. Stay focused and true to your goal to pass.

Obtaining a MBE & UBE Testing Institute Florida bar exam tutor will help you pass. Many students who are repeat bar takers need a bar exam coach to help them improve their writing and analytical skills so they can properly navigate through the Florida bar exam. Remember, the Florida bar exam is unique and more difficult to pass than other jurisdictions. This structured, personalized program is the key to passing the bar for repeat takers.

Above all, never give up.

The MBE & UBE Testing Institute knows that taking the bar exam as a repeat taker can be an isolating experience. The MBE & UBE Testing Institute helps the student keep motivated and confident through interaction with an MBE & UBE Testing Institute’s bar tutor.

When you need help passing the bar exam, contact the MBE & UBE Testing Institute at pass@mbetestinginstitute.com for more information, like us on facebook at UBE & MBE Testing Institute, follow us on twitter @MBETesting, see us on youtube.

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MBE Scores Sink to 34-Year Low, Resulting in Lower Pass Rates for Some States

It doesn’t look good for bar exam results July’s bar exam cycle.

The average score on the MBE hit a recent low in February, and now the average for the July 2018 test has dropped more than two points to the lowest figure since 1984.

The NCBE announced that the average score on the MBE in July fell 2.2 points to 139.5. The 2.2-point drop in the July 2018 average MBE score comes on the heels of a 10-year low for the February 2018 exam. That average MBE score fell 1.3 points, to 132.8.

That’s just slightly higher than 1984’s MBE average of 139.21. The average MBE score suggests that pass rates will fall, or at least not improve, for July 2018 results.

There have been some upticks in some states, but generally, lower performance and bar passage is expected, according to the NCBE, especially with this lower MBE score.

In Florida, 67% of July takers passed, down from 71% a year ago. In Indiana, 62% of July takers passed, down from 66% the previous year. 86% of first-time takers in Iowa passed, down from 88%. Missouri’s pass rate was 76%, down from nearly 85% a year ago.

As we know, repeat takers fail the bar at higher rates than first-time takers. The drop on the MBE score will hurt repeat takers the most. Repeat takers need every point they can get.

The MBE & UBE Testing Institute knows that taking the bar exam as a repeat taker can be an isolating experience. The MBE & UBE Testing Institute helps the student keep motivated and confident through interaction with an MBE & UBE Testing Institute’s bar tutor.

When you need help passing the bar exam, contact the MBE & UBE Testing Institute at pass@mbetestinginstitute.com for more information, like us on facebook at UBE & MBE Testing Institute, follow us on twitter @MBETesting, see us on youtube.

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The Florida Bar Exam Results By Law School

Here are the Florida results for July 2018 by law school:

University of Miami School of Law: 83%
University of Florida College of Law: 70%
Stetson University College of Law: 67%
Florida State University College of Law: 84%
Nova Southeastern University College of Law: 42%
St. Thomas University College of Law: 70%
Florida Coastal School of Law: 62%
Barry University School of Law: 45%
Florida A&M University College of Law: 50%
Florida International University College of Law: 88%
Ave Maria School of Law: 58%
Non-Florida law schools: 63%

Total: 67.2%

The MBE & UBE Testing Institute knows that taking the bar exam as a repeat taker can be an isolating experience. The MBE & UBE Testing Institute helps the student keep motivated and confident through interaction with an MBE & UBE Testing Institute’s bar tutor.

When you need help passing the bar exam, contact the MBE & UBE Testing Institute at pass@mbetestinginstitute.com for more information, like us on facebook at UBE & MBE Testing Institute, follow us on twitter @MBETesting, see us on youtube.

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