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Benchmarking the Bar: No Unity in Difference Scores


Gary S. Rosin


South Texas College of Law

Septembar 28, 2007


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Under ABA proposed Interpretation 301-6, the primary benchmark used to measure the adequacy of a law-school's academic program would be the amount by which is "local" Bar passage rate for first-takers differs from the overall passage rate for all first-takers from ABA-approved law schools. The study used generalized linear modeling as a method to compare Bar "difference scores" of ABA-approved law-schools in two states, New York and California. The study found that Bar difference scores in California were significantly more sensitive to changes in law-school relative LSAT scores than were Bar difference scores in New York. Bar difference scores - subtracting the "local" overall ABA Bar passage rate - do not fully adjust for variations in state grading practices, especially differences in minimum passing scores ("cut scores") . . .

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Keywords: Bar pasage rates, effective schools, ABA

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Date posted: September 29, 2007  

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Rosin, Gary S., Benchmarking the Bar: No Unity in Difference Scores (Septembar 28, 2007). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1017996 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1017996

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Gary S. Rosin (Contact Author)
South Texas College of Law ( email )
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Houston, TX 77002
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