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Supplemental Remarks

         California For February 2017, the exam will be weighted 35% MBE and 65% written. For July 2017, the exam will be weighted 50% MBE and 50%
         written.
         Florida The state component of the Florida General Bar Examination contains both locally developed essay and multiple-choice questions. Equal
         weight is given to all subparts of the state component of the General Bar Examination. The result of the state component is weighted equally with
         the MBE in determining whether an applicant passes the General Bar Examination.
         Hawaii The MBE is weighted 50%. The individual remaining items, which consist of 6 MEE questions, 2 MPT tasks, and a locally developed Hawaii
         Legal Ethics Examination consisting of 15 multiple-choice questions, are all equally weighted for a cumulative total of 50%.
         Kentucky The examination includes both the MBE and a written component that consists of equally weighted performance on the MEE and locally
         developed essay questions. There is a separate minimum passing standard on each component. To pass the examination, an applicant must
         achieve a score of 132 or greater on the MBE and an average score of 75 or greater on the written component.
         Louisiana Each of 9 subject-matter tests which comprise the examination may include short answer and/or multiple-choice items.
         Maine The examination includes both the MBE and a written component that consists of 2 MPTs and 6 locally developed essay questions. The
         Maine Supreme Court has conveyed support for the Uniform Bar Examination and has published for comment a proposal from the Board of Bar
         Examiners that the Court amend the Rules of Admission. The proposal includes a recommendation that the Court adopt the UBE, effective with
         the July 2017 administration. The comment period closed on December 19, 2016. If the Court adopts the UBE, Maine will begin administering the
         MEE effective with the July 2017 administration, the 6 local essay questions will be eliminated, and the combined score weights will be 50% MBE,
         30% MEE, and 20% MPT.
         Michigan Michigan uses a unique method of scoring the examination that places the essay and MBE scores on a common scale. Information
         about Michigan’s scoring formula is available on the Board of Law Examiners’ website.
         Nevada In order to pass, applicants must also earn a scaled score of 75 or higher on at least 3 written essay questions.
         Oregon The chart shows the combined score weights for July 2017, at which time Oregon will administer the UBE. For the February 2017 exam,
         the combined score weights were as follows: MBE 50%, MEE and/or local essay 25%, and MPT 25%.
         Pennsylvania The 6 answers to the essay examination and the performance test (valued at 1.5 times an essay question) are graded, totaled,
         and scaled to the MBE. The combined essay and performance test scores are weighted at 55%, and the MBE score is weighted at 45% of the
         total scaled score. The scaled scores of the performance test/essay examination and MBE are then combined to determine whether a scaled
         score of 272 or higher has been attained.
         Rhode Island The examination includes both the MBE and a written component that consists of performance on 1 MPT, 3 locally developed
         essay questions, and 6 MEE questions. To pass the examination applicants seeking admission under Article II, Rule 1 (admission on examina­
         tion) must achieve a combined total score of 276 or greater. Applicants seeking admission under Article II, Rule 2(a) (attorney admission on
         examination) do not take the MBE and must score 138 or greater on the written component of the examination.
         South Dakota The examination includes both the MBE and a written component that consists of 1 locally developed essay question, 5 MEEs,
         and 2 MPTs. There is a separate minimum passing standard on each component. To pass the examination, an applicant must achieve a score of
         135 or greater on the MBE and an average score of 75% on the written component.
         Texas The total score includes performance on a locally developed short-answer component that is weighted 10% and assesses Texas and/or
         federal rules related to Procedure and Evidence.
         Wisconsin The written component of the examination may include performance on the MPT, the MEE, and/or locally developed essay ques­
         tions. The composition and weight of these written subcomponents may vary by administration.
         Northern Mariana Islands The examination includes both the MBE and a written component that consists of the MPT, the MEE, and locally
         developed essay questions.
         Palau The exam includes the MBE and a written component that includes the MEE, the MPT, and a locally developed essay question. There is a
         separate minimum passing standard for each component. To pass the exam, an applicant must achieve a score of 120 or higher on the MBE and
         a score of 65 or higher on each individual component.
         Puerto Rico The combined passing score is 596 points out of 1,000. Exam dates are in March and September.

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