July 2017 average MBE score shows an increase

The national average MBE score for July 2017 was 141.7, an increase of about 1.4 points over the July 2016 average score of 140.3. This increase continues the general upward trend in July scores that started last year. The reliability of the July 2017 MBE was 0.93; the same as it was in July 2016 when it reached an all-time high. 46,626 examinees took the MBE in July 2017, an increase of 108 compared to July 2016.

Jurisdictions are currently in the process of grading the written components of the bar exam; once this process is completed, bar exam scores will be calculated and passing decisions reported by jurisdictions.