Zarara wrote:jman77 wrote:FYI:
https://www.law.com/therecorder/sites/t ... 1017224817
"Leah Wilson, executive director of the state bar, said she was pleased by the results. 'We look forward to studying the factors that may have resulted in the increase,' Wilson said in a prepared statement
I don't think Leah Wilson is being forthright with this information about an increased pass rate. As can be viewed from the summmary of results PDF, the total number of examiners put into the pass rate equation changed drastically as of this year.
(http://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/docu ... 201707.pdf)
In the July 2017 administration of this exam, only those "completing the examination" were included, compared to the July 2016 administration, which included all applicants.
Thus, instead of the 8,545 number used to derive the July 2017 pass rate, the total applicant number, 9,837 applicants should have been used (which is applicants minus those who were found ineligible or who dropped).
Comparing apples to apples:
July 2017: 9,837 applicants, 4,236 passed = 43.06% pass rate
July 2016: 7,737 applicants, 3332 passed = 43.07% pass rate
So, there effectively is NO evidence of an increase in pass rate. Instead, there is actually a very slight decrease.
Gotta massage those stats to justify an artificial barrier to entry with no redeeming value.