NCBE’s newest publication, Bar Exam Fundamentals for Legal Educators, addresses questions drawn from conversations NCBE has had with legal educators across the country about how the bar exam is developed, administered, and scored. This information-filled publication answers important questions such as

  • How is the bar exam developed?
  • How does NCBE know that the the bar exam tests knowledge and skills that are relevant for new lawyers?
  • How does NCBE ensure that the bar exam is fair for everyone?
  • Why aren’t bar exam results available immediately?
  • Why do bar exam scores need to be equated and scaled? 
  • What are equation and scaling, and how do they work?

Learn the answers to these questions and more in Bar Exam Fundamentals for Legal Educators.

  • Bar
    Bar Exam Fundamentals

    Addressing questions from conversations NCBE has had with legal educators about the bar exam.

  • 2021
    2021 Bar Admission Guide

    Comprehensive information on bar admission requirements in all US jurisdictions.

  • Testing
    Testing Task Force Updates

    Visit the Testing Task Force website for the latest news about this 3-year study of the bar exam.

  • BarNow
    BarNow Study Aids

    NCBE offers high-quality, affordable study aids in a mobile-friendly eLearning platform.

  • 2019
    2019 Year in Review

    NCBE’s annual publication highlights the work of volunteers and staff in fulfilling its mission.

  • 2019
    2019 Statistics

    Bar examination and admission statistics by jurisdiction, and national data for the MBE and MPRE.