Thursday, September 20, 2018

The July 2018 Bar Exam: Repeat Florida Bar Exam Takers: A Review of Your Bar Exam Scores

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The Florida bar exam results have come out and all the repeat takers have gotten their letter telling them the breakdown of the scores. Here is the way the grading is done in Florida.

Grading the Florida Bar Exam

The MBE & Florida sections are weighted equally on the Florida Bar Exam. A combined weighted score of 136 is required to pass the Florida Bar Exam. It doesn’t matter if your score in one section or the other is below the 136 – it’s the average score that matters. You can fail the FL or the MBE section and still pass the FL bar exam if your overall score is at least 136.

Each examination paper produced by an applicant on the General Bar Examination will be separately graded. The sum of the converted section scores is the total score for Part A. MBE scores (Part B) are the scaled scores on the MBE provided by the National Conference of Bar Examiners. On the Florida portion of the bar, each essay is worth 100 points for a 300 point total. The multiple choice questions are worth 100 points total, so each question is approximately 1 point each. There are usually 10 experimental questions. The average essay score is around 40 points, requiring you to get your remaining points on the multiple choice questions.

Depending on the difficulty of the essay question and the average grade, the Board of Bar Examiners may adjust your score either downward or upward. The Board does not adjust the multiple choice questions – there are what they are and the point totals do not change.

Review your bar scores and ask yourself how you can improve your scores when you retake the bar exam in February. Obtaining a Bar Professors Florida bar exam tutor will help you pass. Many students who are repeat bar takers need a bar exam coach to help them improve their writing and analytical skills so they can properly navigate through the Florida bar exam. Remember, the Florida bar exam is unique and more difficult to pass than other jurisdictions. This structured, personalized program is the key to passing the bar for repeat takers.

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