The National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) has selected the Surpass Platform to help support its suite of assessment products. NCBE develops materials used for bar admission by most US jurisdictions, including the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), the Multistate Essay Examination (MEE), the Multistate Performance Test (MPT), and the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE).
NCBE is using the Surpass Platform to help manage the process of drafting, reviewing, revising, finalising, and banking questions for its exams. Questions are developed by the volunteer members of NCBE’s drafting committees, which are made up of practising attorneys, judges, and law school faculty members from across the US.
“We’re pleased to be using the Surpass Platform to support the development of our assessment products and further our vision of a competent, ethical, and diverse legal profession.”Ingrid Jorgenson, Director of Test Operations, NCBE
“We’re thrilled to welcome NCBE to the Surpass Community and proud to be supporting NCBE’s prestigious exams. The Surpass item bank technology continues to become the common platform for the assessment industry and we look forward to working with NCBE and their partners to deliver their programmes.”Andy McAnulla, President, Surpass Assessment Inc.
The National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE), headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, is a not-for-profit corporation founded in 1931. NCBE promotes fairness, integrity, and best practices in bar admissions for the benefit and protection of the public, in pursuit of its vision of a competent, ethical, and diverse legal profession. Best known for developing bar exam content used by 54 US jurisdictions, NCBE serves admission authorities, courts, the legal education community, and candidates by providing high-quality assessment products, services, and research; character investigations; and informational and educational resources and programs. In 2026, NCBE will launch the next generation of the bar examination, ensuring that the exam continues to test the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for competent entry-level legal practice in a changing profession.
For more information, visit the NCBE website at https://www.ncbex.org.