Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Early Results Show Another Big-Ass Drop in Bar Passage Rates: MBE Scores Reach 27 Year Low
Test Scores Sink Further: On September 17, 2015, BloombergBusiness published a Natalie Kitroeff article entitled “Bar Exam Scores Drop to Their Lowest Point in Decades.” Take a look at this epic opening:
“American law graduates are increasingly getting a taste of failure before they start their careers. Performance on the bar exam has continued to slip, early results show.
The average score on the multiple-choice portion of the July test fell 1.6 points from the previous year, reaching its lowest level since 1988, according to data provided to Bloomberg by the National Conference of Bar Examiners. The mean score on this summer's exam was 139.9, down from 141.5 in July 2014.
"It was not unexpected," says Erica Moeser, the president of the NCBE, which creates the multiple choice part of the test. "We are in a period where we can expect to see some decline, until the market for going to law school improves."
Law schools have been admitting students with lower qualifications who "may encounter difficulty" when taking the bar, Moeser says.
About a dozen states have published their pass rates, and the numbers are even worse than last year, when graduates performed historically badly. Pass rates for students who took the test in July were down in most states that have reported results.
“The decline in student quality continues to affect the results,” says Derek Muller, a professor at Pepperdine University School of Law. As fewer people apply to law schools, the programs have started filling their campuses with students who aren’t as qualified as they used to be. That strategy produced a crisis in 2014, when scores on the multiple-choice portion of the test registered their largest year-over-year drop in four decades.” [Emphasis mine]
What could have possibly led to these lower bar exam scores, for the past two years? Surely, the law school pigs cannot be blamed for admitting morons and waterheads with 148 LSAT scores, right?!?! After all, the “educators” are merely trying to open the doors of the “profession” to histrorically under-represented groups – even if it means saddling these men and women down with crushing levels of NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt.
The Role of Lower Admissions Standards: Back on January 16, 2015, CBS News featured a story, from Jonathan Berr, labeled “Are law school admission standards slipping?” Take a look at the following segment:
“Good news for aspiring lawyers: It's getting easier to get into law school, and the legal job market is showing some signs of improvement. The bad news: Many experts worry that unqualified entrants will have little chance to pass the bar exam and will be saddled with unaffordable levels of debt.
According to an analysis by Jerome Organ, a professor at the University of St. Thomas, 33 percent of law school entrants had median LSAT scores of 160 or higher in 2013, compared with 40.8 percent in 2010 (the LSAT is scored on a scale between 120 and 180). Conversely, first-year students with scores of 149 or lower rose from 14.2 percent to 22.5 percent…
In an interview, Organ said his colleagues at other schools have noticed a decline in the quality of their students, though he hasn't noticed it at his university, which is in St. Paul, Minnesota.
"It is a refrain that I hear with some frequency," he said. "The quality of students isn't what it was two or three years ago." [Emphasis mine]
As you can see, the cockroaches decided to lower their admi$$ion$ “standards” even further, in response to fewer applicants. What beacons of integrity, huh?!?! Hell, in the span of three years, the swine accepted 58.45% more waterheads, i.e. those with 149 LSAT scores or below. While lawyers supposedly suck at math, the formula is easy, i.e. (22.5-14.2/14.2)100. Imagine if accredited medical schools engaged in this conduct, in order to keep up enrollment.
Other Coverage: Staci Zaretsky pointed out the following, in her September 19, 2015 ATL entry, “As Bar Exam Scores Continue To Plummet, Early Results Reveal Worst Performance in Decades”:
“As we’ve discussed ad nauseam, many law schools have lowered their admissions standards to combat the nationwide decline in applicants and fill their seats, but now administrators are shocked their less-qualified graduates are unable to pass the bar exam.”
This observation is spot on and gets to the heart of the matter. Clearly, "law professors" and deans are charlatans. I guess they would rather play stupid than admit that they have enrolled weaker students than they have in past cycles.
Conclusion: The law school pigs KNOWINGLY and WILLINGLY lowered their admi$$ion$ “standards” – for the purpose of putting asses in seats, while receiving fewer applications. Again, these academic thieves DO NOT GIVE ONE DAMN about these students’ job prospects. The bitches and hags are only concerned with one thing, i.e. getting their filthy hooves on large sums of federal student loan dollars. Now that the easily foreseeable has occurred, the swine are feigning astonishment and confusion at the results. Don’t buy their garbage, people. These whores attended the best law schools. They knew that bar results would likely decline. Look for these “legal scholars” to push for in-state waivers and easier exams.
Posted by Nando at 3:52 AM