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NextGen Bar Exam of the Future

Measurement Bias and the NextGen Bar Exam

The Spring 2023 issue of the Bar Examiner features a column by Marilyn J. Wellington, NCBE’s Chief Strategy and Operations Officer, that examines the issue of measurement bias and details the steps that NCBE takes to minimize it for both the current bar exam and the NextGen exam. Read more on the Bar Examiner website.…

A visual representation of the timeline events for the implementation of the next generation bar exam, 2022 to 2026. For an alternative list view of the timeline items, refer to the Timeline Legend below the graphic. Please note that Q1, Q2, Q3, and Q4 refer to quarters of a year.

NCBE Publishes Updated Implementation Timeline

NCBE has published an updated implementation timeline for the NextGen bar exam. The timeline provides a high-level overview of the exam development process that is currently under way, from pilot testing to the first exam administration. The earliest stages of the implementation process, in 2021 and 2022, were focused on publishing and gathering feedback on…


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,…