Tuesday, October 1, 2019
We reported last week that the LSAT has now gone fully digital. No more will students be required to use a No. 2 pencil to fill out those pesky little circles but instead everyone will complete the law school admissions test using a tablet. And now the National Conference of Bar Examiners has announced that beginning with the March 2020 administration of the MPRE, that too will be fully digital with test-takers completing their answers on computers supplied by the designated testing sites. During the upcoming November administration of the MPRE, some takesr will be using computers while others will complete it via the analog method. Here's the announcement sent by the NCBE today to law school deans:
We would like to share a few important reminders about changes for this November’s MPRE administration and for the 2020 MPRE as we continue to transition the MPRE from paper-based to computer-based testing.
· November 2019 For the November 2019 administration of the MPRE, most candidates will be assigned to take the exam on paper at a testing center administered by LSAC. Some candidates will be assigned to take the exam on computers provided by Pearson VUE at its testing centers.
· 2020 Changes Beginning with the March 2020 administration, all candidates will take the computer-based exam at Pearson VUE testing centers. The 2020 MPRE will be administered on two weekdays per administration rather than on Saturdays.
· New Accommodations Process A new MPRE test accommodations process has been implemented for 2020. Information about the new process will be available in early October at http://www.ncbex.org/exams/mpre/ada-accommodations/.
2020 Registration Updated information regarding the 2020 registration process and test day policies will be posted in late November at www.ncbex.org/exams/mpre/