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90 failed bar exam takers told 7-14 months later they actually passed

2016-11-17_15-28-35Scoring errors caused 90 Georgia bar exam takers to be mistakenly told they’d failed the exam, the state Board of Bar Examiners announced Tuesday. The 90 takers of the July 2015 and February 2016 bar exams had, in fact, passed. “I am calling all 90 of these people personally,” said the board’s chair, John Sammon. It affected 90 exams (45 for July 2015 and 45 for February 2016) from a total of 1,931 people who took the two particular exams. The bar examiners have hired a psychometrician to oversee the scaling for the July 2016 exam, to avoid such errors recurring.

Full story in the ABA Journal