Bar Examinations and High-Stakes Assessments

 

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Submissions from 2019

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Under Pressure: How Incorporating Time-Pressured Performance Tests Prepares Students for the Bar Exam and Practice, Sabrina DeFabritiis and Kathleen Elliott Vinson

Submissions from 2018

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Test Validity: Faster is Not Necessarily Better, Ruth Colker

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How to Build a Better Bar Exam, Andrea A. Curcio, Carol L. Chomsky, and Eileen Kaufman

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A Statistical Exploration: Analyzing the Relationship (If Any) between Externship Participation and Bar Exam Scores, Scott Johns

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Assessments All the Way Down, James S. McGrath and Andrew P. Morriss

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Using Science to Build Better Learners: One School's Successful Efforts to Raise Its Bar Passage Rates in an Era of Decline, Louis N. Schulze Jr.

Submissions from 2017

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Will I Pass the Bar Exam? Predicting Student Success Using LSAT Scores and Law School Performance, Katherine Austin-Beltz, Catherine Martin Christopher, and Darby Dickerson

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1L Is the New Bar Prep, Sabrina DeFabritiis

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The Case for a Uniform Cut Score, Joan W. Howarth

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Testing Basics: What You Cannot Afford Not to Know, Joanne E. Kane and Andrew A. Mroch

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The Secret to 85% First-Time Bar Passage Rates, Jeffrey S. Kinsler and David L. Hudson Jr.

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Bar Exam Scores and Lawyer Discipline, Deborah J. Merritt

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Validity, Competence, and the Bar Exam, Deborah Jones Merritt

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"They're Digging in the Wrong Place": How Learning Outcomes Can Improve Bar Exams and Ensure Practice Ready Attorneys, Debra Moss Vollweiler

Submissions from 2016

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Testing the Testers: The National Conference of Bar Examiners' LSAT Claim and a Roller Coaster Bar Exam Ride, Scott Johns

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Reviewing ADHD Accommodations Requests for the Bar Exam: What Has and Has Not Changed over 20 Years, John D. Ranseen

Submissions from 2015

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Equating the MBE, Mark A. Albanese

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Speed (Not the Drug, and It Does Not Kill, But It Can Cause Stress), Mark A. Albanese

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Why the Bar Examination Fails to Raise the Bar, Carol Goforth

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Legal Education at a Crossroads: A Response to Measuring Merit: The Shultz-Zedeck Research on Law School Admissions, Adam Lamparello

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We Should Not Rely on Commercial Bar Reviews to Do Our Job: Why Labor-Intensive Comprehensive Bar Examination Preparation Can and Should Be a Part of the Law School Mission, Mario W. Mainero

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Teaching Remedial Problem-Solving Skills to a Law School's Underperforming Students, John F. Murphy

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Teaching to the Test: The Incorporation of Elements of Bar Exam Preparation in Legal Education, Emmeline Paulette Reeves

Submissions from 2014

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Improving the Performance of the Performance Test: The Key to Meaningful Bar Exam Reform, Ben Bratman

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Beg, Borrow, or Steal: Ten Lessons Law Schools Can Learn from Other Educational Programs in Evaluating Their Curriculum, Debra Moss Vollweiler

Submissions from 2013

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Bar Passage: GPA and LSAT, Not Bar Reviews, Nicholas L. Georgakopoulos

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The Effects of Daily Support Transactions During Acute Stress: Results From a Diary Study of Bar Exam Preparation, Patrick E. Shrout, Niall Bolger, Masumi Iida, Christopher T. Burke, Marci E. J. Gleason, and Sean P. Lane

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Does Testing = Race Discrimination?: Ricci, the Bar Exam, the LSAT, and the Challenge to Learning, Dan Subotnik

Submissions from 2012

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Alternative Justifications for Academic Support II: How ‘Academic Support Across the Curriculum’ Helps Meet the Goals of the Carnegie Report and Best Practices, Louis N. Schulze Jr.

Submissions from 2011

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Yes We Can, Pass the Bar. University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law Bar Passage Initiatives and Bar Pass Rates—From the Titanic to the Queen Mary!, Derek Alphran, Tanya Washington, and Vincent Eagan

Submissions from 2010

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Hope, Again: Hope Theory in Bar Exam Preparation, Rebecca A. Cochran

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Marooned: An Empirical Investigation of Law School Graduates Who Fail the Bar Exam, Jane Yakowitz

Submissions from 2008

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For-Credit Bar Exam Preparation: A Legal Writing Model, Ben Bratman

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Unpacking the Bar: Of Cut Scores, Competence and Crucibles, Gary S. Rosin

Submissions from 2007

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Passing the Bar Exam: Psychological, Educational, and Demographic Predictors of Success, Keith A. Kaufman, V. Holland LaSalle-Ricci, Carol R. Glass, and Diane B. Arnkoff

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A Bar Review for Law Schools: Getting Students on Board to Pass Their Bar Exams, Denise Riebe

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Does Law School Curriculum Affect Bar Examination Passage? An Empirical Analysis of the Factors Which Were Related to Bar Examination Passage between 2001 and 2006 at a Midwestern Law School, Douglas K. Rush and Hisako Matsuo

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The Relationship Between Law School and the Bar Exam: A Look at Assessment and Student Success, Lorenzo Alan Trujillo

Submissions from 2004

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A Forked River Runs Through Law School: Toward Understanding Race, Gender, Age, and Related Gaps in Law School Performance and Bar Passage, Timothy T. Clydesdale

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Law Schools Can Solve the "Bar Pass Problem"—"Do the Work!", Christian C. Day

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Standardized Clients: A Possible Improvement for the Bar Exam, Lawrence M. Grosberg

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The LSAT, Law School Exams, and Meritocracy: The Surprising and Undertheorized Role of Test-Taking Speed, William D. Henderson

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The Bar Examination and the Dream Deferred: A Critical Analysis of the MBE, Social Closure, and Racial and Ethnic Stratification, William C. Kidder

Submissions from 2003

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Incremental Bar Admission: Lessons from the Medical Profession, Jayne W. Barnard and Mark Greenspan

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The Bar Examination in Black and White: The Black-White Bar Passage Gap and the Implications for Minority Admissions to the Legal Profession, Jane E. Cross

Submissions from 2002

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AALS Survey of Law Schools on Programs and Courses Designed to Enhance Bar Examination Performance, Richard A. White

Submissions from 2001

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Raising the Bar: A Social Science Critique of Recent Increases to Passing Scores on the Bar Exam, Deborah Jones Merritt, Lowell L. Hargens, and Barbara F. Reskin

Submissions from 1996

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Guests in Another's House: An Analysis of Racially Disparate Bar Performance, Cecil J. Hunt II