## MBE Scaling in previous years

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skatekate

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### MBE Scaling in previous years

Would anyone be able to share their raw scores and scaled scores?

I found a bar calculator for CA online (https://one-timers.com/one-timers-bar-exam-calculator/) (my jurisdiction is CA too), but it says a raw score of 119/175 translates into a 144 scaled, which seems oddly high to me. I thought scaling could only increase your score by 10-15 points at most, depending on the year and the test. Then again, I remember Barbri's goals were to score around or above 65% on the MBE (which is 114/175) and you should be on track to pass, so maybe there is some truth to it?

anabasis

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### Re: MBE Scaling in previous years

Remember that the change to 25 non-scored questions have changed the math a bit, so prior rules of thumb may not be applicable now.

119/175 (*200) = 136. So a scaled score of 144 (out of 200) is quite within the range I would expect, if the "scaled score is a bit higher than raw score" conventional wisdom still holds.

ConfusedL1

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### Re: MBE Scaling in previous years

I think the boost could be conceivably pretty high, but 15+ per MBE + essays sounds about right.

From JoeSeperac's post in another thread re the boost in essay scores on the NY bar:

Toubro

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### Re: MBE Scaling in previous years

skatekate wrote:Would anyone be able to share their raw scores and scaled scores?

I found a bar calculator for CA online (https://one-timers.com/one-timers-bar-exam-calculator/) (my jurisdiction is CA too), but it says a raw score of 119/175 translates into a 144 scaled, which seems oddly high to me. I thought scaling could only increase your score by 10-15 points at most, depending on the year and the test. Then again, I remember Barbri's goals were to score around or above 65% on the MBE (which is 114/175) and you should be on track to pass, so maybe there is some truth to it?

They don't release raw scores anymore, because it's a waste of time and they are meaningless in raw form. So no one can actually share those with you. Maybe people can share their raw scores on the OPEs/Barbri and their scaled MBE scores, and you can kind of guesstimate the scaling.