Wow - there appear to be some potential issues with the scoring of the MEE and MPT for this July 2016 UBE cycle. Hearing reports from persons who went to the review session this morning that each of the six MEE essay questions and MPTs had just one grader (i.e, 1 grader per each question) for all 500+ exam takers and that there were no spot checks of the one grader's work. Kinda makes you wonder with that high of a volume if there is the potential that graders simply gave up with such a large workload. This is relevant information as I am also hearing reports that persons who got low scores on MEE questions were potentially not given proper credit as their answers appeared to have included elements of correct responses based on the "model" answers. Also hearing reports that some MEE responses have no hand graded numbers or hand graded information (how were those graded if no handwritten notes?), while other MEE response have checkmarks, hand scores, ect...seems like an audit is in order?
To top it off, DC apparently changed their rules stating that nobody can petition for a re-grade of their MEE or MPT
, even when folks spoke directly with the DC Bar "Director" with specific examples of improper grading - some people thought they overheard her telling exam challengers "it will not be re-scored
". Yep, that same "Director" that scolded Bar exam takers on the second day for having the audacity to let the folks at 'Above the Law' know that they were delayed over 3 hours in starting the test on the first day.
Given that 13 people successfully petitioned for the February 2016 exam - it does not look like (in my opinion) the DC's "Director" is willing to allow another embarrassment of the DC bar in showing that the DC Bar exam has issues with their grading and scoring process. Note to all those considering taking the UBE in DC in the future - consider taking it in NY or other UBE Bar authorities and just waive in your UBE score, at least those other Bar authorities appear to have effectively, efficiently, and with integrity graded and reported their exam results. From reports of misspelled names, mixed up genders, multiple letters being sent with wrong information, and the usual DC Bar "customer service", DC continues to be "Busch league" and the problem starts at the top!
And of course, this is all of my own opinion
Gotta be careful with the lawyers!