Computer-Based Administration of the MPRE Launches Successfully

Over 4,500 Examinees Take Computer-Based Exam at Pearson VUE Testing Centers

MADISON, WISCONSIN, Aug. 12, 2019—The National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) announced today that the inaugural computer-based administration of the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) was a success. More than 4,500 examinees took the MPRE on Saturday, August 10, at Pearson VUE testing centers across the country.

Beginning with the March 2020 administration, all MPRE examinees will take the computer-based exam at Pearson VUE testing centers. Computer-based testing has many benefits for examinees, including increased consistency in testing center environments, enhanced test security, and improved data to support future test development.

“The hard work and dedication of everyone involved in this effort helped ensure that the exam administration went smoothly,” said NCBE President Judith A. Gundersen. “Many thanks are due to the NCBE staff members and volunteers who helped make this a success, as well as to our partners at Pearson VUE and their testing center staff.”

Approximately 14,000 additional examinees took the paper-based MPRE at testing centers administered by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC).

The National Conference of Bar Examiners is a not-for-profit corporation that develops the licensing tests used by most states for admission to the bar and provides character and fitness investigation services. NCBE also provides psychometric consulting, research, and data forensics services to jurisdictions. NCBE stakeholders and constituents include state Supreme Courts, state bar admission agencies, attorneys, and law schools.