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25 Experimental Questions

Postby SpringWater » Sun Oct 30, 2016 1:07 pm

It appears that the composition of experimental vs graded for the MBE has changed. Examinees will be given 25 experimental questions as opposed to 10.

I believe this now gives the NCBE more latitude in manipulating score results and pass rates. I believe this makes the exam tougher because you're faced with more curveballs and that may throw you off.

Why did they change the experimentals from 10-25? Can anyone comment?

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Re: 25 Experimental Questions

Postby LockBox » Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:02 pm

SpringWater wrote:
Why did they change the experimentals from 10-25? Can anyone comment?


Wouldn't this be sufficient...?

SpringWater wrote:
I believe this now gives the NCBE more latitude in manipulating score results and pass rates. I believe this makes the exam tougher because you're faced with more curveballs and that may throw you off.

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Re: 25 Experimental Questions

Postby ArtistOfManliness » Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:21 pm

lololol you have quite the active imagination

it was this way for the July sitting, scores still went up

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Re: 25 Experimental Questions

Postby LockBox » Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:48 pm

ArtistOfManliness wrote:lololol you have quite the active imagination

it was this way for the July sitting, scores still went up


Yes, that is quite the imagination. However, I think the increase in experimental questions starts this February, iirc.

viewtopic.php?f=41&t=268488

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Re: 25 Experimental Questions

Postby ArtistOfManliness » Mon Oct 31, 2016 2:19 pm

LockBox wrote:
ArtistOfManliness wrote:lololol you have quite the active imagination

it was this way for the July sitting, scores still went up


Yes, that is quite the imagination. However, I think the increase in experimental questions starts this February, iirc.

viewtopic.php?f=41&t=268488


Ahhh, I stand corrected! Yes, we should all worry very much. The MBE is now going to be impossible with all its trick questions!!

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Re: 25 Experimental Questions

Postby SpringWater » Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:49 am

My imagination also tells me that the NCBE discriminates against test takers who do not fit their ideal profile of an attorney. These experimental questions will probably feature several questions where there are more than 1 right answer. If the pool of desired test takers (based on age, race, educational institution, LSAT score - all of which is available on your NCBE profile) choose one answer while the "undesirables" choose another, even if the answer chosen by the undesirables far outweigh the answer chosen by the "desirables" then that experimental question may be converted into a graded question in favor of the desirables. Similarly, the answer chosen by the desirables may show up next administration as a graded question as it's used to filter out the undesirables.

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Re: 25 Experimental Questions

Postby blueapple » Tue Nov 01, 2016 12:01 pm

SpringWater wrote:My imagination also tells me that the NCBE discriminates against test takers who do not fit their ideal profile of an attorney. These experimental questions will probably feature several questions where there are more than 1 right answer. If the pool of desired test takers (based on age, race, educational institution, LSAT score - all of which is available on your NCBE profile) choose one answer while the "undesirables" choose another, even if the answer chosen by the undesirables far outweigh the answer chosen by the "desirables" then that experimental question may be converted into a graded question in favor of the desirables. Similarly, the answer chosen by the desirables may show up next administration as a graded question as it's used to filter out the undesirables.


Ah, udonisandtrinity made a new account.
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Re: 25 Experimental Questions

Postby SpringWater » Tue Nov 01, 2016 12:21 pm

I don't understand the joke.

And I will admit, it's not my imagination but it's based off of articles that were published last year in a Law Journal.

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Re: 25 Experimental Questions

Postby ArtistOfManliness » Tue Nov 01, 2016 12:22 pm

SpringWater wrote:I don't understand the joke.

And I will admit, it's not my imagination but it's based off of articles that were published last year in a Law Journal.


You're a joke.

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Re: 25 Experimental Questions

Postby blueapple » Tue Nov 01, 2016 12:30 pm

SpringWater wrote:I don't understand the joke.

And I will admit, it's not my imagination but it's based off of articles that were published last year in a Law Journal.


I was referencing another user's conspiracy theories. Here is a good place to start: viewtopic.php?f=41&t=268838&start=25
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Re: 25 Experimental Questions

Postby SpringWater » Tue Nov 01, 2016 1:32 pm

ArtistOfManliness wrote:
SpringWater wrote:I don't understand the joke.

And I will admit, it's not my imagination but it's based off of articles that were published last year in a Law Journal.


You're a joke.


Why are you insulting me? I'm just asking a question.

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Re: 25 Experimental Questions

Postby LockBox » Tue Nov 01, 2016 2:04 pm

SpringWater wrote:I don't understand the joke.

And I will admit, it's not my imagination but it's based off of articles that were published last year in a Law Journal.


Can you cite any of these articles?



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