This article originally appeared in The Bar Examiner print edition, Winter 2023-2024 (Vol. 92, No. 4), p. 5.

Highlights from the 2023 Year in Review about the services NCBE provided to jurisdictions and candidates in 2023:

Jurisdiction Services

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  • NCBE conducted 13,860 character and fitness investigations on behalf of 29 jurisdictions
  • 25 jurisdictions used NCBE’s online Character Report Application
  • 53 jurisdictions used NCBE’s Online Verification system
  • 45 jurisdictions participated in NCBE’s Cross-Reference service

clip art of magnifying glass over a line of documents on a blue background. Document underneath the magnifying glass is yellowPsychometric Services

  • NCBE scored, equated, scaled, and performed other statistical analyses on 151,718 exams for 55 jurisdictions
  • 42 jurisdictions used NCBE’s score scaling services
  • NCBE provided research support (including analyses related to suspected cheating) for 17 jurisdictions


Candidate Services

Score Services

NCBE performed the following score services for the MPRE, UBE, and MBE:

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  • 22,552 MPRE scores transferred to jurisdictions
  • 7,067 MPRE score transcripts released to examinees


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  • 10,054 UBE score transcripts transferred to jurisdictions
  • 2,275 UBE score transcripts released to examinees


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  • 420 MBE scores transferred to jurisdictions
  • 324 MBE scores released to examinees



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For more information on NCBE’s activities in 2023, see the 2023 Year in Review, available at




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