Bloomberg Law
Dec. 9, 2020, 5:15 PMUpdated: Dec. 9, 2020, 9:09 PM

D.C. Bar Exam Passage Rate Rises for First-Ever Online Test (1)

Sam Skolnik
Sam Skolnik

Bar exam takers’ performance improved in Washington D.C.'s first-ever online version of the test, according to data released Wednesday.

The passage rate increased by more than seven points for the October exam, compared to an in-person version of the biannual test in July 2019, an unofficial tally from the District of Columbia Courts’ Committee on Admissions showed.

A total of 76.3% of nearly 1,700 test takers passed, up from 69% of about 1,800 examinees in July 2019.

The rise in D.C.'s pass rate corresponds with recently released data from Ohio, which also showed a rise in bar passage. States moved ...

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