Committee Of Bar Examiners Meets To Correct Monumental Mistake On the June, 2016 Baby Bar Exam


The Committee of Bar Examiners issued a press release on July 20, 2016 acknowledging that the June 28, 2016 Baby Bar Examination tested subject matter in Question #3 that should not have been included. The notification states in part,

"The Committee of Bar Examiners' Subcommittee  on Examinations met on July 11, 2016, and after a thorough review of all information available regarding the incident...determined the following:

1. Since many applicants took the time to prepare answers to Question #3 on the June 2016 First Year Law Students' Examination, the answers submitted by applicants who took the examination will be graded, but the grade will not be included in the calculations for determining the final score on the examination. The grades applicants received on Question #3 will not be reported in the result letter but will be provided to the applicants at the time the books from the examination are distributed, which is several weeks after the results are released.

2. After the other parts of the examination are graded using the standard procedures in place, the Committee's psychometrician will evaluate the best method for calculating final scores to ensure that any adverse impact of the incident is addressed to the highest degree possible.

The Committee believes that the appropriate steps necessary to ensure all applicants are treated fairly are being taken."