February vs July MBE Calculator for the New York Bar Exam

NOTE: If you are taking the upcoming UBE exam, I recently created the Seperac UBE Score Estimator which will estimate your UBE bar exam score based on the demographic and grade information you enter.

The following calculator will estimate your scaled MBE score in New York based on the raw score you enter. The scaled scores are based on an average of scaled scores from prior New York bar exams. The Est. scaled MBE score on a July NY bar exam is based on the average scaled July MBE score from July 2002-July 2006 along with July 2013. These are the six most recent July exams that NY BOLE released raw and scaled MBE scores. The Est. scaled MBE score on a February NY bar exam is based on the average scaled February MBE score from February 2004-February 2006 along with February 2013. These are the four most recent February exams that NY BOLE released raw and scaled MBE scores (You can read more about how NY BOLE released raw MBE scores on February and July 2013 score sheets here). Please note that the accuracy of this calculator diminishes with extremely high or low scores.

Please also note the pre-2013 scales were based on 200 questions - whether the scale is looser or tighter based on the currently graded 175 questions, I don't know. This article on the LSAT seems to suggest a test with fewer questions has a tighter (or smaller) scale. However, the scale for the February and July 2013 New York MBEs (the only NY exams to release raw scores based on 190 graded MBE questions rather than 200) had very loose scales compared to other February/July administrations based on 200 MBE questions. Accordingly, the estimated scale may be somewhat different, but I don't know how different, or in which direction.

To anyone that failed the F17 UBE exam, if you would like to know your raw MBE scores, please fill out the Primary Information and UBE Grading Sheet Information sections of my Retaker Advice Form. Alternatively, you can email me the grading sheet (or a screenprint of the information). The scoresheets once again contain percentiles for the MBE sub-scores (this information used to be included on score reports but was removed just prior to NCBE's introduction of Civil Procedure to the MBE). These percentiles tell you how many examinees you did better than nationally for each MBE subject and overall. For example, if your %tile for Civil Procedure is 63.6, it means that you scored better than 63.6% of examinees nationwide (out of about 23,000 F17 examinees) on the 25 graded Civil Procedure MBE questions. What these percentiles don't tell you are your raw scores (e.g. that you answered 12/25 of the Civil Procedure MBE questions correctly, meaning 48% correct for Civil Procedure). If I receive this percentile information from F17 examinees, I can figure out the raw scores (I have done this with NY scores for years). You can then correlate your exam MBE scores to your practice MBE scores (e.g. if you were getting 70% correct on Civil Procedure questions in practice but 48% correct on the exam, you should find a better source of Civil Procedure MBE practice questions). However, I can't figure out the raw scores until I receive at least 100 scoresheets from examinees so I can factor in all the permutations. All information submitted is treated confidentially.

   
 
Enter your raw MBE score
Percent Correct (out of 190 graded)
Est. scaled MBE score on a July NY bar exam
Est. scaled MBE score on a February NY bar exam
 
Est. scaled MBE score based on the NY July 2013 scale
Est. scaled MBE score based on the NY July 2006 scale
Est. scaled MBE score based on the NY July 2005 scale
Est. scaled MBE score based on the NY July 2004 scale
Est. scaled MBE score based on the NY July 2003 scale
Est. scaled MBE score based on the NY July 2002 scale
 
Est. scaled MBE score based on the NY Feb 2013 scale
Est. scaled MBE score based on the NY Feb 2006 scale
Est. scaled MBE score based on the NY Feb 2005 scale
Est. scaled MBE score based on the NY Feb 2004 scale

 

 


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