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CHART 9: Grading and Scoring


                What is your         Do you           Do you      Are your                                       Minimum Passing Standards
                  average          administer          scale      MBE and
                  grading/          both the        the written                  Combined Score Weights
                  reporting        MBE and          component      written
                   period?          a written          to the    component                                             Total
                                  component?           MBE?                                                      bar exam score
               (February/July                                      scores
                   exams)                                        combined?

                                                                                 % MEE                                                MPRE‡
                                                                                 and/or
Jurisdiction                      Yes No Yes No Yes No                       %    local  % MPT           Other*  Reported  200-point
Alabama                            XXX                                      MBE   essay   and/or           —       score    scale†
                                                                                         local PT                  scale
                                                                             50     30
               both 9 weeks                                                                 20                   260 130 75

Alaska         both 10–12 weeks X X X                                       50 30 20 — 280 140 80

Arizona        both 9 weeks       X                 X            X          50 30 20 — 273 136.5 85

Arkansas       both 5 weeks       X                 X            X          50 30 20 — 270 135 85

California     in May/in Nov. X                     X            X          50 **        **              —       1,440     144        86

Colorado       both approx. 9 wks. X                X            X          50 30 20 — 276 138 85

Connecticut    10 wks./9 wks. X                     X            X          50 30 20 — 266 133 80

Delaware       11 weeks           X                 X            X          40 40 20 — 145 145 85
                                                                            50 30 20 — 266 133 75
District of    both 9–10 weeks X                    X            X          50 50** — 50** 136 136 80
Columbia

Florida        both 6–8 weeks X X X

Georgia        both 13 weeks X X X                                          50 28.6 21.4 — 270 135 75

Hawaii         both 10–12 weeks X                   XX                      50 ** ** ** 134 134 85

Idaho          both 6 weeks       X                 X            X          50 30 20 — 272 136 85

Illinois       both 7 weeks       X                 X            X          50 40 10 — 266 133 80

Indiana        both 8–9 weeks X X X                                         50 30 20 — 264 132 80

Iowa           both 7 weeks       X                 X            X          50 30 20 — 266 133 80

Kansas         both 6 weeks       X                 XX                      50 30 20 — 266 133 80
Kentucky       both 9 weeks       X
                                                       X** X — — — — — — 75

Louisiana      5–6 wks./8–9 wks.                 X                          — — — 100 — — 80

Maine          both 7–9 weeks X X X                                         36 55 9 — 138 138 80

Maryland       8–9 wks./13–14 wks. X                X            X          33 58 8.7 — 406 135.3 —

Massachusetts  8 wks./12 wks.     X                 X            X          50 50 — — 270 135 85
                                                                            50 50 — — 135 135 85
Michigan May 15/Nov. 15 X X** X

Minnesota      6 wks./10 wks. X                     X            X          50 30 20 — 260 130 85

Mississippi    both 7–8 weeks X                     X            X          40 45 15 — 132 132 75

Missouri       both 7 weeks       X                 X            X          50 30 20 — 260 130 80

Montana        both 7–8 weeks X                     X            X          50 30 20 — 266 133 80

Nebraska       both 6–7 weeks X                     X            X          50 30 20 — 270 135 85

Nevada         both 8 weeks       X                 X            X          33 55.9 11.1 —                       75 140 85

New Hampshire both 10 weeks X X X                                           50 30 20 — 270 135 79

*Local multiple-choice or short-answer component.

†Each value is a rough approximation of the score on a 200-point scale that would be required to meet the jurisdiction’s minimum passing standard. Please note
that this value is not applicable to individual bar examination components, nor is it used to determine actual pass/fail outcome. In addition, local grading policies,
bar exam characteristics, and other statistical factors may lead to fluctuations in these values and may affect the comparability of these scores across jurisdictions.

‡The MPRE score scale runs from 50 to 150.

**See supplemental remarks for scoring details.

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