Sunday, April 10, 2016
Bar Exam Results Continue to Plummet: February 2016 MBE Average Score Reaches the Lowest Point Since 1983
No Longer News: On April 1, 2016, the Wall Street Journal Law Blog featured a Jacob Gershman piece that was entitled “Bar Exam Scores Slip Even Further.” Check out this sharp opening:
“The vexing trend of declining bar exam performance is showing no signs of letting up.
Average scores on the standardized portion of the bar exam administered in February sank to the lowest level in more than three decades, according to the developers of the widely used test.
The ABA Journal has more on the latest figures from the National Conference of Bar Examiners, which prepares the six-hour, multiple-choice question Multistate Bar Examination:
The mean scaled score on the February administration of the Multistate Bar Examination fell to 135, down 1.2 points from the previous year and the lowest average score on a February administration of the test since 1983.
The number of test-takers was up 4 percent from last year, from 22,396 in 2015 to 23,324 this year, according to Erica Moeser, president of the National Conference of Bar Examiners, which developed and scores the test.
February scores are typically lower than July scores, Moeser said, because July test-takers tend to be first-time test takers, who generally score higher on the exam than repeat takers.
Disappointing but not a shock is how Ms. Moeser described the results. For a couple of years, she’s been warning — and arguing with some law schools — about the caliber of students they’re admitting.” [Emphasis mine]
It’s uncanny how admitting lesser qualified students into ABA-accredited toilets directly results in lower bar exam scores, huh?!?! Thankfully, Erica Moeser has held firm against the law school pigs. Don’t be surprised if the swine start lobbying state legislatures hard for “diploma privilege.” After all, if TTTT grads can be admitted to practice without taking the exam, it would reduce some potential embarrassment for the diploma mills with weak-ass bar passage rates.
Other Coverage: Staci Zaretsky slammed the law school cockroaches in her April 1, 2016 entry, “Multistate Bar Exam Average Score Plummets to Three-Decade Low.” Enjoy the following excerpt:
“How can this “downward trend” be stopped? One need only look to America’s law schools to find both the source and the solution to this problem.
When enrollment began to decline, numerous law schools lowered their admissions standards to fill their otherwise empty seats in an effort to avoid future financial troubles, with little regard as to whether their newly admitted students would be able to pass the bar exam after graduation. Admission standards must be raised to end this misery. If for some reason law schools find themselves unwilling to do so, they must institute and enforce the taking of remedial bar-exam preparation courses for all students, free of cost, for it was the law schools that set these students up for their incredibly expensive, but perhaps fruitless journeys in the first place.
We’ve said it multiple times in the past, and we’ll say it again because it continues to bear repeating: “Until law schools realize they’re doing a disservice to everyone — their students, their graduates, and their graduates’ future clients — things will only continue to get worse.” Don’t let the dumbing down of the legal profession happen on your watch.” [Emphasis mine]
The “law professors” and administrators don’t give one damn about their students or graduates. The thieves still receive federal student loans, even when they enroll waterheads. As such, they have no incentive to maintain or increase their admi$$ion$ “standards.”
Derek Muller, who teaches law at Pepperdine Univer$iTTy, wrote a brief piece labeled “February 2016 MBE Bar Exam Scores Drop to Lowest Point Since 1983. It was also published on April 1, 2016. Read the full text below:
“I've written extensively about the bar exam, including the significant decline in bar exam scores, specifically the Multistate Bar Exam, and the corresponding the decline in pass rates in most jurisdictions. The February 2016 results are the fourth consecutive exam to display a significant decline in MBE scores. In fact, it's the lowest score on the February test since 1983--even worse than the July 2015 results, which were the lowest since 1988. Below is a visualization of February test scores since 2005--note the precipitous drop in the last two tests. (I may visualize results since 1983 in the future.)
This will likely mean a decline in pass rates in most jurisdictions, news of which will trickle out over the next several weeks. The decline in scores continues to correlate with declines in student quality, as law schools admitted classes with an increased number of students at risk of failing the bar exam. Whether other factors contribute to the decline remains an open question. But this helps illustrate that the problems are not one-time issues as the result of ExamSoft--they are structural and long-term issues with significant consequences. I'll blog more about this in the near future.” [Emphasis mine]
Perhaps, Pig Nicholas Allard is correct, and the MBE is too damn difficult for the cretins who graduate from his cesspit. Then again, he is the rat bastard who is admitting the mentally deficient.
Conclusion: Don’t expect the law school pigs to accept any responsibility for the continued drop in bar scores. These “educators” have the morals and ethics of a career criminal. Hell, if they started recruiting – and enrolling – homeless bums and drug addicts, the bitches and hags would blame that on Erica Moeser. I can picture it now, i.e. “It’s your fault that we have to admit such dregs of society. People with an IQ above room temperature see the decline in bar passage rates, and they don’t want to take out $140K+ in student loans any more.”
Posted by Nando at 1:36 AM