ALL THINGS ILLINOIS BAR EXAM

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Re: ALL THINGS ILLINOIS BAR EXAM

Postby umichman » Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:50 pm

TO be fair though, This year, it looks like you had to be between the 40th and 54th percentile to pass, and last year you had to be between the 34th and 50th. Since there is overlap, it is impossible to actually say whether the pass rate went up or down. It is likely it went down, but there is no definitive evidence.

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Postby mjr0773 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:53 pm

umichman wrote:TO be fair though, This year, it looks like you had to be between the 40th and 54th percentile to pass, and last year you had to be between the 34th and 50th. Since there is overlap, it is impossible to actually say whether the pass rate went up or down. It is likely it went down, but there is no definitive evidence.


Right! I don't think the change is all that drastic. If you had hope before today, you should keep the optimism. This data has not really showed a material change as far as I can tell.

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Re: ALL THINGS ILLINOIS BAR EXAM

Postby virgoyum » Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:58 pm

bulinus wrote:
umichman wrote:
virgoyum wrote:
Anoni-mous wrote:
virgoyum wrote:If I'm assessing this right, even with a top scaled score of 165 I estimate between 40-45% takers failed.


How?! This is inconsistent with past year. I'm guessing mid to low 70% pass rate. 55% is much too low.


Last year an MBE scaled score of 165 was 93rd percentile. This year it's 99th. Something's going on here and it smells like 25 pretest questions but then again I'm looking at the essay averages and top scaled is also 165 so hell if know.


According to the links on this page, a scaled score of 165 last February was in the 99th percentile?


Yeah, you can't compare February and July administrations and conclude there is something different about the test. Those are two very different test-taking populations.


Yes I know. Feb 2016 was available yesterday but they pulled it today. I wonder why. I do vaguely remember seeing a 175 or 170 number for top scaled.

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Re: ALL THINGS ILLINOIS BAR EXAM

Postby pdwannabe » Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:05 pm

not thrilled about this development

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Postby virgoyum » Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:08 pm

pdwannabe wrote:not thrilled about this development


Less than 24 hours to go. They will likely start at the close of business at 4pm.

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Postby mjr0773 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:20 pm

virgoyum wrote:
pdwannabe wrote:not thrilled about this development


Less than 24 hours to go. They will likely start at the close of business at 4pm.


Wait. We have to wait till end of day on this ????

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Postby umichman » Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:24 pm

mjr0773 wrote:
virgoyum wrote:
pdwannabe wrote:not thrilled about this development


Less than 24 hours to go. They will likely start at the close of business at 4pm.


Wait. We have to wait till end of day on this ????


Nobody is going to stop me from sitting on my computer and updating every 30 seconds

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Postby PrayingToTheBarGods » Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:34 pm

I'm not sure I wanna check my email until after I get off work... Save myself from the embarrassment of letting co-workers see me 'ugly cry' :cry:

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Postby nuri » Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:10 pm

all you can really do, pray to the bar gods :)

just remember we are all in this together

PrayingToTheBarGods wrote:I'm not sure I wanna check my email until after I get off work... Save myself from the embarrassment of letting co-workers see me 'ugly cry' :cry:

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Postby Blackhawks_Fan » Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:13 pm

Good luck!! Will be thinking of you all.

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Postby LMMadison » Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:50 pm

Likewise, hoping for the best for each of you.

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Re: ALL THINGS ILLINOIS BAR EXAM

Postby umichman » Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:52 pm

Good luck to all!!

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Postby NonTradHealthLaw » Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:55 pm

Fortunately, I have a very busy day tomorrow to help pass time.

Unfortunately, I have a very busy day tomorrow that won't be accomplished efficiently because of that damn F5 button.

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Postby HiOCEAN » Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:08 am

Sooo miserable right now. :|

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Postby Anoni-mous » Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:14 am

HiOCEAN wrote:Sooo miserable right now. :|


Join the club... buckle up for this 10 hour wait...

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Postby MultiStateLawyer » Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:18 am

GOOD LUCK today everyone in ILLINOIS!!!

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Postby PrayingToTheBarGods » Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:27 am

Anoni-mous wrote:
HiOCEAN wrote:Sooo miserable right now. :|


Join the club... buckle up for this 10 hour wait...


Is it true that those who passed tend to get their results a little earlier on during the day?

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Re: ALL THINGS ILLINOIS BAR EXAM

Postby mjr0773 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:52 am

PrayingToTheBarGods wrote:
Is it true that those who passed tend to get their results a little earlier on during the day?

I have heard that as well but I don't think it's accurate. I assume they just pump out the messages in batches because they know today will be a high volume day on their servers and they don't want them to crash.

Also. I have heard of people who passed being one of the last to get results.

Good luck to all. It will be a stressful day but at least we will have this behind us soon enough

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Re: ALL THINGS ILLINOIS BAR EXAM

Postby umichman » Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:57 am

Does everyone else have that big green button in the middle of their home page saying start new application? I hope i dont have to press that.

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Postby mjr0773 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:02 am

umichman wrote:Does everyone else have that big green button in the middle of their home page saying start new application? I hope i dont have to press that.


Don't worry. It's been there all along. But I agree on the desire to never have to click on that again

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Postby virgoyum » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:31 am

I feel like crying I'm so anxious.

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Postby NonTradHealthLaw » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:40 am

Passed. Yes. Thank God.

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Re: ALL THINGS ILLINOIS BAR EXAM

Postby livtcook » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:52 am

Results are in! Passed!!! :)))))

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Postby umichman » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:54 am

Passed. So relieved.




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