February 2017 Texas Bar Exam

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Re: February 2017 Texas Bar Exam

Postby kawikav » Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:17 pm

Does anyone know if any TX profs release what they think the correct answers for the released questions would be? In VA some professors do that, so that was nice (or terrifying) to see what they thought should be correct answers. It would be cool if some TX attorneys or profs released something similar.

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Re: February 2017 Texas Bar Exam

Postby favrefire4 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:26 pm

Under this kind of scoring system aren't they effectively capping how many people can pass??

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Re: February 2017 Texas Bar Exam

Postby BVest » Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:37 pm

favrefire4 wrote:Under this kind of scoring system aren't they effectively capping how many people can pass??

No, but it does depend on how the examinees as a whole do on the MBE relative to prior examinee groups.

kawikav wrote:Does anyone know if any TX profs release what they think the correct answers for the released questions would be? In VA some professors do that, so that was nice (or terrifying) to see what they thought should be correct answers. It would be cool if some TX attorneys or profs released something similar.


No. And I'm on the fence about whether what the VA profs do is helpful or distressing.

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Re: February 2017 Texas Bar Exam

Postby favrefire4 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:09 am

Even if it depends on how examinees do on the MBE relative to prior administrations, it would still have the effect of ultimately placing a cap on the number of students who can pass. If the median is lower, less students can pass than if it were higher than prior administrations.

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Re: February 2017 Texas Bar Exam

Postby vandyclark » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:44 am

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Re: February 2017 Texas Bar Exam

Postby BVest » Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:44 pm

favrefire4 wrote:Even if it depends on how examinees do on the MBE relative to prior administrations, it would still have the effect of ultimately placing a cap on the number of students who can pass. If the median is lower, less students can pass than if it were higher than prior administrations.

Only to the extent having a pass/fail line places a cap on how many can pass.




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