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NextGen: The Next Evolution of the Bar Exam

NextGen in the Bar Examiner Marilyn Wellington’s update on the NextGen bar exam is featured in the new issue of the Bar Examiner magazine, now available online. In this column, Wellington dives into NCBE’s history of bar exam development and identifies ways in which the new exam will represent an evolution from the current exam,…

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Jurisdiction Advisory Committee Holds Kickoff Meeting

The Jurisdiction Advisory Committee (JAC)had its kickoff meeting on February 16, 2022. The JAC was created to ensure that jurisdiction perspectives would be heard regularly as we develop and implement the next generation of the bar exam. JAC members provide their reactions and opinions to help inform the policy decisions necessary to successfully launch the…

2021 Review

2021 in Review

It’s hard to believe it’s already been a year since NCBE’s Board of Trustees approved the Testing Task Force’s recommendations for the next generation of the bar exam. As we look ahead to the work still to come in 2022, we are also reflecting on everything we’ve accomplished over the past year. Following the Board’s…


The Ins and Outs of Test Design

In our August blog post, we took a closer look at the role of test content specifications in developing the next generation of the bar exam. This month, we’re ready to take the next step and tackle the ins and outs of the test design, which specifies the materials and procedures necessary to develop, administer,…