Why Your MBE Scores Went Down

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Many of the student inquiries nationwide, who were 2x and 3x time bar takes, indicated to us that their MBE scores dropped an average of 5 to 8 points, and in some cases 12 to 15 points.  To our knowledge, this has never happened in recent MBE times. So what was the cause and effect?

The MBE is going through several small reconstructions.  There are longer fact patterns, single questions, fact based answers, less scale points, not revealing students’ raw scores, and, now, an additional tested subject, Federal Civil Procedure,  which is a cross-over subject.  These facts contributed to the lower MBE scores as well as the over-all lower bar pass rate nationwide.  The Florida July 2014 bar pass rate was 71% – down from an average of 75%.  Last week, Nevada’s results came out; the pass rate was 57% – down from an average of 65%.

This is the “new” MBE reality.

In light of this information, you should retain an MBE Testing Institute tutor now.
An MBE Tutor is important to the repeat taker. The MBE Testing Institute can help you overcome the difficulty of the MBE test and help you to a successful score.

If you need help passing the MBE, contact the MBE Testing Institute at pass@mbetestinginstitute.com for more information.

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The MBE Miami ‘Seminar November 15th and November 16th

is not too late to sign up for the MBE Miami Seminar November 15th and 16th. We will be discussing information and MBE tips throughout the seminar. We will also be discussing Federal Civil Procedure and we will work through sample questions. Reserve your spot now by going to mbetestinginstitute.com and filling out the contact sheet.

MBE Seminar in Miami: November 15th and 16th – Friday is the Last Day to Sign Up

This will be The MBE Testing Institute’s second MBE Seminar in Miami.  The first seminar was completely filled and, due to the demand, a second seminar will be held.  Please go to our website and fill out the contact sheet indicating your wish to attend.  The MBE Testing Institute will then forward to you the registration information and fee.The MBE Testing Institute knows that taking the bar exam as a repeat taker can be an isolating experience. The MBE Testing Institute helps the student keep motivated and confident through interaction with the Florida bar tutor.

An MBE Tutor is important to the repeat taker. The MBE Testing Institute can help you overcome the difficulty of the MBE test and help you to a successful score.

If you need help passing the MBE, contact the MBE Testing Institute at pass@mbetestinginstitute.com for more information.

The July 2014 Bar Exam Results: The MBE Push Back and the Lowered Scale Scores

I have talked with many students this bar exam cycle about their MBE scores. Many students I talked with failed the MBE while passing the state portion of their bar exam. The MBE is always difficult because you have to get the right answer or you get no points.

However, in this bar cycle the MBE results were devastating. The lower MBE scores across the board from every state has pushed down bar exam pass rates significantly in many states. For example, Florida’s pass rates are routinely 74%-75%. We’ve seen it as high as 77%. This bar cycle the Florida pass rate spiraled down to 71%.

Looking at the clues, the NCBE has obviously restructured and rescored the MBE. Although, the NCBE has given a very convoluted explanation as to why it no longer gives raw scores, the raw scores have been eliminated, so we can’t calculate the scaled scores. For a standard bar cycle in the past, scored scores have varied from 15-20 points. This bar cycle, the scaled scores seem to have been recalculated, and, possibly lowered. Without knowing the raw scores, we can only guess what the scaled scores were. In talking with students and evaluating their scores, it seems certain that the scores across the country have been lowered by about 5 points.

The hardest hit group is the repeat bar exam taker. They have been the ones who desperately needed an extra 5 points in order to pass the MBE.

In addition to the recalculation of the scaled scores, we will see Federal Civil Procedure on February 2015’s bar cycle, making the February 2015 MBE a nightmare for repeat takers.

For repeat takers taking the February 2015 bar exam you should start preparing now. You must retain a  bar exam tutor. Trying and preparing the same way has produced negative results. Repeat takers in pass at a percentage lower than 40%. Why risk this result again? Retain an MBE Testing Institute’s bar exam tutor to help you pass in February 2015.

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

An MBE Tutor is important to the repeat taker. The MBE Testing Institute can help you overcome the difficulty of the MBE test and help you to a successful score.

If you need help passing the MBE, contact the MBE Testing Institute at pass@mbetestinginstitute.com for more information.