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Delaware High Court Rejects Glitchy Bar Exam Score Fix Challenge

Aug. 18, 2022, 3:48 PM

Delaware’s Supreme Court has rejected arguments from an applicant who failed the 2021 state bar exam, that its Board of Bar Examiners arbitrarily adjusted scores for those who experienced computer problems while taking the exam.

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the bar examiners administered last year’s exam remotely using the software program ExamSoft. Screen-freezing glitches during the exam forced some of the applicants to restart their computers.

Because of the software problem, the board hired a psychometrician—a scientist who works with aptitude tests—to review the scores and provide adjustments to mitigate the impact.

All applicants who had technical issues ...