Bar Exam

Suggestions for a different bar exam approved by NCBE board of trustees

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Recommendations for bar exam changes, including new types of questions and the evaluation of options for computer-delivered tests with in-person proctoring, were adopted Thursday by the National Conference of Bar Examiners’ board of trustees.

Implementation is expected to take four to five years, according to an NCBE news release.

The organization’s testing task force released an overview earlier this month of the preliminary recommendations, following a three-year study. Also, the NCBE hosted a series of stakeholder webinars before submitting the report to its board of trustees.

“Implementation will be conducted in a systematic, transparent, and collaborative manner, informed by input from and participation by stakeholders, and guided by best practices and the professional standards for high-stakes testing,” according to the Jan. 28 news release.

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