ERIC Number: ED511346
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr-12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
The Thurgood Marshall School of Law Empirical Findings: A Report of the Bar Passing Percentages of Years 2005-2009
Kadhi, T.; Holley, D.; Garrison, P.; Green, T.; Palasota, A.
The following report of descriptive statistics gives the passing percentages of the Bar examination for the Thurgood Marshall School of Law (TMSL) for the calendar years of 2005-2009. A Five Year Analysis is given for the entire period, followed by a Three Year Analysis of years 2005-2007, 2006-2008, and 2007-2009. In addition, an Annual Analysis of the same data is given. Data collection and analysis for this report was as follows: Step 1) Student data on the Bar Examination was entered into the University Database by the TMSL Registrar and a query was ran from BANNER giving Name, PASS/FAIL information, and date each student took the Bar from 2005-2009. Step 2) A separate spreadsheet was created containing only pertinent information for the Five Year Study (Passing Score, Year). Step 3) Students were labeled in the spreadsheet created (referred in step 2) according to the year and semester they graduated and then either a P -- Passing score on the Bar Examination (675 and above), F -- Failing the Bar Examination (674 and below), and U -- Unknown status of student Bar Examination Outcome (may not have taken, out of state non reporting, etc.) Step 4) the spreadsheet was given to the Asst. Dean of Academic Support and Out of State Bar examinees Pass/Fail information was included after personal contact and official documentation. Step 5) the spreadsheet was given back to Program Coordinator and a statistical analysis was done using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS version 17) and all data was reported in its original format. Furthermore, short summaries are given on each data page to further highlight the information given and to specifically address the question of percentage passing rate and percentage of reporting Pass/Fail.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Bar Examinations