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Jurisdiction
Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut
Yes No Yes
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Reported score scale
200-point scale†
What is your average grading/ reporting period? (February/July exams)
Do you administer both the MBE and a written component?
Do you scale the written
Are your MBE and written
Combined Score Weights
% MEE
and/or % MPT
% local and/or
MBE essay local PT Other*
50 30 20 — 50 30 20 — 50 30 20 — 50 30 20 — 50 ** ** — 50 30 20 — 50 30 20 — 40 40 20 — 50 30 20 — 50 50** — 50** 50 28.6 21.4 — 50 ** ** ** 50 30 20 — 50 40 10 — 50 30 20 — 50 30 20 — 50 30 20 —
Minimum Passing Standards
Total
bar exam score
both 9 weeks X X
both 10–12 weeks X X
both 9 weeks X X
both 5 weeks X X
in May/in Nov. X X
both approx. 9 wks. X X
10 wks./9 wks. X X
Delaware 11weeks X X
District of Columbia
both 9–10 weeks X X both 6–8 weeks X X both 13 weeks X X both 10–12 weeks X X Idaho both 6 weeks X X both 7 weeks X X both 8–9 weeks X X both 7 weeks X X both 6 weeks X X
Florida Georgia Hawaii
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky Louisiana
Maine
Maryland Massachusetts†† Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada
New Hampshire
both 9 weeks X
5–6 wks./8–9 wks. X
both 7–9 weeks X 8–9 wks./13–14 wks. X 8 wks./12 wks. X May 15/Nov. 15 X 6 wks./10 wks. X both 7–8 weeks X both 7 weeks X both 7–8 weeks X both 6–7 weeks X both 8 weeks X both 10 weeks X
X X X X** X X X X X X X
X— — X 50 X 33 X 50 X 50 X 50 X 40 X 50 X 50 X 50 X 33 X 50
— — — — — 100 30 20 — 58 8.7 — 30 20 — 50 — — 30 20 — 45 15 — 30 20 — 30 20 — 30 20 —
55.9 11.1 — 30 20 —
*Local multiple-choice or short-answer component.
CHART 9: Grading and Scoring
component component
to the MBE?
scores combined?
†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  uctuations 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.
†† Chart indicates information for the July 2018 examination. See supplemental remarks for information pertaining to the February 2018 examination.
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MPRE‡ 260 130 75
280 140 80 273 136.5 85 270 135 85
1,440 144 86 276 138 85 266 133 80 145 145 85 266 133 75 136 136 80 270 135 75 134 134 85 272 136 85 266 133 80 264 132 80 266 133 80 266 133 80
— — 80
— — 80 276 138 80 406 135.3 — 270 135 85 135 135 85 260 130 85 132 132 75 260 130 80 266 133 80 270 135 85
75 140 85 270 135 79
CHART 9: Grading and Scoring 33


































































































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