Can this MPRE score be right?

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Can this MPRE score be right?

Postby shanahan14 » Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:02 pm

First post here so go easy haha.

Just got my MPRE score back and it was a 50?!?! Someone reassure me this cannot be correct. I'm a 3rd year student and I studied for about a week and get pretty solid grades in law school. That would literally mean I got 0/50 correct? That has to be impossible. No I am not some pompous douche who thinks I deserve a 3.3 minimum in every class or its the professors fault.

Should I call them? Kinda pissed if I have to pay a fee to get a recheck because I know I didn't mess anything up and used a no.2 pencil.

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Re: Can this MPRE score be right?

Postby Desert Fox » Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:03 pm

shanahan14 wrote:First post here so go easy haha.

Just got my MPRE score back and it was a 50?!?! Someone reassure me this cannot be correct. I'm a 3rd year student and I studied for about a week and get pretty solid grades in law school. That would literally mean I got 0/50 correct? That has to be impossible. No I am not some pompous douche who thinks I deserve a 3.3 minimum in every class or its the professors fault.

Should I call them? Kinda pissed if I have to pay a fee to get a recheck because I know I didn't mess anything up and used a no.2 pencil.


Did you take practice tests? Because 50 is outrageously bad. I'd get a recheck.

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Re: Can this MPRE score be right?

Postby scrowell » Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:06 pm

Maybe you mis-bubbled? Because yeah, that would be at the 0 %tile

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Re: Can this MPRE score be right?

Postby shanahan14 » Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:06 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
shanahan14 wrote:First post here so go easy haha.

Just got my MPRE score back and it was a 50?!?! Someone reassure me this cannot be correct. I'm a 3rd year student and I studied for about a week and get pretty solid grades in law school. That would literally mean I got 0/50 correct? That has to be impossible. No I am not some pompous douche who thinks I deserve a 3.3 minimum in every class or its the professors fault.

Should I call them? Kinda pissed if I have to pay a fee to get a recheck because I know I didn't mess anything up and used a no.2 pencil.


Did you take practice tests? Because 50 is outrageously bad. I'd get a recheck.


Yes I studied with a friend and we were to the point of getting about 8/10 questions right. Like I said this has to be an error. On the test I could get it down to 2 answers pretty much every single time with the exception of like 5 questions where it was a blind guess. I'm just trying to confirm to see if getting a 50 is 0/50 right. That makes no sense literally. Don't you get a 50 for essentially filling out the name portion and what not.

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Re: Can this MPRE score be right?

Postby shanahan14 » Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:09 pm

scrowell wrote:Maybe you mis-bubbled? Because yeah, that would be at the 0 %tile


I've never done that before, but that seems as if it still would not be correct. There would (logically) still have to be 1 question I got correct lol. I feel as is there was some sort of error where maybe I forgot to fill out a certain test number section or something. Or maybe it didn't read my pencil.

It is essentially theoretically impossible to get 0/50.

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Re: Can this MPRE score be right?

Postby scrowell » Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:14 pm

shanahan14 wrote:
scrowell wrote:Maybe you mis-bubbled? Because yeah, that would be at the 0 %tile


I've never done that before, but that seems as if it still would not be correct. There would (logically) still have to be 1 question I got correct lol. I feel as is there was some sort of error where maybe I forgot to fill out a certain test number section or something. Or maybe it didn't read my pencil.

It is essentially theoretically impossible to get 0/50.


I know it's scaled 50-150, so I figured a 50 would just be the lowest score. So like even if you got a 15/60, but that was the lowest raw score in the country, that would still be a 50. Maybe I'm wrong though.

For whatever it's worth, I'm sure you did much better than 50 if you were getting 8/10 on practice tests. I got like 33/50 on the PT I took and I ended up with a 99.

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Re: Can this MPRE score be right?

Postby law2015 » Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:19 pm

I just checked and I don't have my score. Don't they release them all at once?

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Re: Can this MPRE score be right?

Postby shanahan14 » Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:21 pm

Right I guess my question now is turning into how does this re-check thing work? As stated I'm not being arrogant I just know that score cannot possibly be correct. Not that I am confident in passing it, but the fact that I was doing pretty well on the practice tests had to have meant something.

I sent an email and got an auto response so I think I will call tomorrow and try and speak to someone. I'll just be pissed if I have to pay a fee to get my score when it appears there was an error and it isn't me complaining that I failed by a few points.

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Re: Can this MPRE score be right?

Postby BVest » Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:32 pm

shanahan14 wrote:Right I guess my question now is turning into how does this re-check thing work? As stated I'm not being arrogant I just know that score cannot possibly be correct. Not that I am confident in passing it, but the fact that I was doing pretty well on the practice tests had to have meant something.

I sent an email and got an auto response so I think I will call tomorrow and try and speak to someone. I'll just be pissed if I have to pay a fee to get my score when it appears there was an error and it isn't me complaining that I failed by a few points.


You'll have to pay. $25. And then someone will check the exam by hand.

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Re: Can this MPRE score be right?

Postby minnbills » Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:37 pm

How did you get this score? I took Nov 1st and haven't heard anything, there is nothing on the website either.

It could be a glitch. It is impossible to get a 50 unless your sheet was fucked up or couldn't read your pencil marking or whatever.

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Re: Can this MPRE score be right?

Postby acrossthelake » Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:56 pm

I mean if you got off misbubbling by one, that's a pretty good way to end up with a low scaled score.

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Re: Can this MPRE score be right?

Postby shanahan14 » Tue Dec 02, 2014 2:00 am

Since a lot of people did not get their score, I'm assuming it may be a glitch.

Also with the bubbling issue, hear me out, even if that was the case I would imagine you would theoretically still get quite a few correct answers. Like even if I were a wizard and went 50/50 and mis-bubbled, I would still end up getting the ones correct where the answer was "c" twice in a row. It just doesn't seem correct. I'm usually very good about that too, I will always check to make sure they match up.

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Re: Can this MPRE score be right?

Postby dotbun » Tue Dec 02, 2014 2:17 am

I've received my test score already and passed (CA). I never received an email, but I checked the ncbex website and it was in my file cabinet. Maybe they haven't finished processing all of the scores yet? Good luck to everyone!

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Re: Can this MPRE score be right?

Postby Desert Fox » Tue Dec 02, 2014 5:35 am

shanahan14 wrote:Since a lot of people did not get their score, I'm assuming it may be a glitch.

Also with the bubbling issue, hear me out, even if that was the case I would imagine you would theoretically still get quite a few correct answers. Like even if I were a wizard and went 50/50 and mis-bubbled, I would still end up getting the ones correct where the answer was "c" twice in a row. It just doesn't seem correct. I'm usually very good about that too, I will always check to make sure they match up.


A zero percentile doesn't mean zero right. It's probably like 30% correct.

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Re: Can this MPRE score be right?

Postby minnbills » Tue Dec 02, 2014 10:13 am

I checked the wrong website - I have my score.

This sounds like a misbubble issue for sure.

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Re: Can this MPRE score be right?

Postby scrowell » Tue Dec 02, 2014 3:53 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
shanahan14 wrote:Since a lot of people did not get their score, I'm assuming it may be a glitch.

Also with the bubbling issue, hear me out, even if that was the case I would imagine you would theoretically still get quite a few correct answers. Like even if I were a wizard and went 50/50 and mis-bubbled, I would still end up getting the ones correct where the answer was "c" twice in a row. It just doesn't seem correct. I'm usually very good about that too, I will always check to make sure they match up.


A zero percentile doesn't mean zero right. It's probably like 30% correct.


This is what I was thinking.




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