law schools http://michiganradio.org en New Michigan Bar Exam scoring causing a stir in legal community http://michiganradio.org/post/new-michigan-bar-exam-scoring-causing-stir-legal-community <p>Nearly half the people who took the latest state exam for aspiring attorneys failed.</p><p>Among first time test takers, just 62-percent passed; the lowest passage percentage in at least a decade.</p><p>Many in the legal community are blaming the sharp drop on the new way the test score is calculated.</p><p>Marcia McBrien is a spokeswoman for the Michigan Supreme Court. The court nominates the State Board of Law Examiners (BLE), which oversees the Michigan Bar Examination.</p><p>“The goal here is for those who pass the bar exam to have a certain level of competence and we think that’s what we’re doing,” McBrien said.</p><p>The board changed the formula it used to score the test in February and July this year.</p><p>Markedly more people failed both of those exams compared to previous years. Thu, 15 Nov 2012 15:33:56 +0000 Lindsey Smith 9928 at http://michiganradio.org New Michigan Bar Exam scoring causing a stir in legal community