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POLITICS/LEGAL: California Bar Exam, change, certification score methodology?: "California Supreme Court Moves to Make Bar Exam Easier to Pass" ....  

***California State Bar Exam, change, certication score methodology?

* New York Times (Elizabeth Olson):  "California Supreme Court Moves to Make Bar Exam Easier to Pass" - From the LAT:

California has long had a reputation for having one of the most difficult bar exams in the country. Now, with passage rates sagging, the state will make it easier to pass the test, which is required to be licensed as a practicing lawyer.

The California Supreme Court, the ultimate authority over the bar exam, has decided to change the way the certification score is set. The court has not yet decided where the threshold will be set, but the changes will take effect in January.

The move follows a sometimes furious debate in California legal circles over whether the state’s passing score, or “cut score” — 144 — was unrealistic ...................