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13 Best Practices for Grading Essays and Performance Tests, Testing Knowledge of Local Law (Part Two), How Are Questions Written for NCBE Exams (Part Two), and more!
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The Bar Examiner
NCBE's quarterly publication that provides comprehensive, authoritative information on current issues in bar admissions and legal education and features annual bar examination and admission statistics by jurisdiction. Visit the Bar Examiner website to view the following in the Winter 2019-2020 issue:
- 13 Best Practices for Grading Essays and Performance Tests
- Testing Knowledge of Local Law: What Are UBE Jurisdictions Doing? (Part Two)
- How Are Questions Written for NCBE’s Exams? (Part Two)
Bar Admission Guide
Comprehensive information on bar admission requirements in all U.S. jurisdictions, including a directory of state bar admission agencies.2020 Guide
Mar 26, 2020
NCBE COVID-19 Update
Mar 17, 2020
NCBE COVID-19 Updates Posted
Mar 11, 2020
Important Update for March MPRE Candidates
Mar 3, 2020
Sep 9, 2019
July 2019 MBE Mean Score Rebounds
Aug 12, 2019
Computer-Based Administration of the MPRE Launches Successfully
MEE Test Dates
July 28, 2020
MPT Test Dates
July 28, 2020
MBE Test Dates
July 29, 2020
MPRE Test Dates
Test Administration: August 11 or 12, 2020
Registration Deadline: June 25, 2020
MARCH MPRE SCORES: March MPRE scores are scheduled to be posted in NCBE Account File Cabinets on April 9.
Developed and scored by NCBE, the MPRE is a two-hour, 60-question multiple-choice examination covering established standards related to a lawyer's professional conduct. The MPRE is administered by NCBE and required for admission by most jurisdictions.
Coordinated by NCBE, the UBE is composed of the MEE, MPT, and MBE and results in a portable score that can be transferred to other UBE jurisdictions. The UBE is administered and graded by user jurisdictions.
Developed and scored by NCBE, the MBE is a six-hour, 200-question multiple-choice examination covering seven substantive areas of law. The MBE is administered by user jurisdictions as part of the bar examination.
Developed by NCBE, the MEE consists of six 30-minute essay questions covering up to 12 areas of substantive law. The particular areas covered vary from exam to exam. The MEE is administered and graded by user jurisdictions as part of the bar examination.
Developed by NCBE, the MPT consists of two 90-minute tasks designed to test fundamental lawyering skills in a realistic situation. It is not a test of substantive knowledge. The MPT is administered and graded by user jurisdictions as part of the bar examination.