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KYOBA error results in 18 applicants getting wrong exam info; 15 who thought they had passed didn’t

An error by the Kentucky Office of Bar Admissions (KYOBA) resulted in 18 people receiving an incorrect pass/fail exam result.

In a statement, The KYOBA explained how the error happened:

 “The scoring error occurred when an applicant identifier was entered into a database spreadsheet twice, causing a limited number of other applicants’ scores to be misaligned and assigned to the wrong applicant. The Office of Bar Admissions worked immediately to investigate and correct the error, which unfortunately resulted in eighteen applicants having been informed incorrectly about their Bar Exam results. Three applicants who had been informed they did not pass the exam were told yesterday they had passed. Fifteen applicants who had been informed they passed the exam were told yesterday that they did not pass.”

The KBOA sent this email to the 323 individuals who took the test:

“As you are probably aware, an error accord for a limited number of applicants during the data entry of October Remote Bar Exam Scores,” the email stated. “If your score was affected you will be individually contacted by this office.”

The KBOA and the Kentucky Supreme Court waived all application fees for the 15 individuals who were adversely affected by the error, allowing them to take the Bar Exam again in February.

The Bulldog report staff

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