Sunday, November 15, 2020

Moderator Seeking Questions for NCBE Panel

Ben Barros will be moderating two panels featuring representatives of the NCBE at the upcoming AALS Annual Meeting.  He is seeking your questions for the first panel.  Please send questions to him at  Here are the panel descriptions:

Saturday, January 9, 2021, 1:15 – 2:30 pm Eastern

National Conference on Bar Examiners  - A Conversation With the Bar Examiners 

This session will be a moderated discussion with representatives of the NCBE.  Topics will include the basics of test design, validity, reliability, question development, cut scores, scaling, subject matter outlines, transparency, and the impact of the bar exam on the legal profession.  The panelists also will discuss the October remote bar exam and the upcoming February exam.  The organizers will solicit questions in advance from law faculty, especially those who focus on academic support and bar exam success.

Saturday, January 9, 2021, 2:45 – 4 pm Eastern

National Conference on Bar Examiners  - Testing Task Force Update

This session will describe the work of the NCBE’s Testing Task Force, which is engaged in a robust data-informed study of the bar exam.  The session will discuss the Task Force’s methodology and results, and will outline potential changes that may come to the bar exam as a result of the Task Force’s work.

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