Build better students, achieve better outcomes. At the cornerstone of the BARBRI Legal Education Resource Series is our industry-first online Formative Assessment System – a suite of testing, feedback and learning tools that can be logically integrated into curriculum by professors throughout all three years of law school. Combined with our National Legal Education Outcomes data organized by year in law school, it is now possible for you to track student achievement over time and remediate fundamental skills as early as possible.
NEW! FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT SYSTEM
Formative assessment, issued on a regular basis, increases student learning and retention and allows for early, targeted remediation. Our industry–first Formative Assessment System is designed to assess the core knowledge and cognitive skills that law students are expected to acquire during the first year of law school, with the goal of expanding to meet the needs of students and educators throughout all three years.
The Formative Assessment System provides professors with statistically sound, customizable quizzes containing proven questions linked to National Legal Outcomes. Multiple-choice questions assess knowledge, comprehension, analysis and application outcomes appropriate to student learning levels.
NATIONAL LEGAL EDUCATION OUTCOMES
For effective formative assessment, tests must be statistically validated and integrated logically into curriculum. Additionally, all questions must be tied to specific, measurable learning outcomes.
The proposed National Legal Education Outcomes draft includes three years of specific, measurable learning outcomes for legal study in order to assist law schools in designing their own assessment programs, as well as to promote discussion of the basic cognitive skills and complex abilities that new lawyers need.
Additionally, the BARBRI for Law Schools Formative Assessment System is also designed to assess and measure the core content knowledge and critical thinking skills detailed in Section I of the National Legal Education Outcomes.
BARBRI AMP TECHNOLOGY
Our exclusive learning technology reinforces the black letter law for 1L and 2L students. It’s the only law school multiple-choice testing tool that provides an individualized student learning path while simultaneously offering the law school a real-time assessment of student understanding and progress through the material of each course. BARBRI AMP reporting tools provide students, professors and administrators insight and understanding as to which legal topics and subtopics are presenting the most difficulty.
COURSE OUTLINES, LECTURES & PRACTICE QUESTIONS
Your students will receive complete course outlines – in print and digital formats – which can help to establish a common taxonomy and legal language that persists throughout law school. Students also have access to BARBRI online, on-demand video lectures to supplement courses taught by your professors. Students will also have access to multiple-choice practice questions for final exams.
Learn what determining factors led to Law School Dean Craig Boise’s decision to partner with BARBRI in order to optimize the student learning experience, track and assess progress, and provide proven tools and every possible advantage to pass the bar exam.
CURRICULUM SUPPLEMENT OPTIONS:
- TARGETED INTERVENTION COURSES (1L/2L)
BARBRI Targeted Intervention Courses are centered on legal reasoning application and problem-solving skills. Courses target students in trouble or on the bubble of academic difficulty by focusing on building and refurbishing core skill development critical for success in law school and in practice.
Courses can be applied when students most need intervention and are designed around principles from learning and brain science that have been shown to spark student interest, build learning pathways and improve outcomes.
- 3L SUBSTANCE & SKILLS
This course eases students into bar exam preparation by focusing on contextualized substantive review of the most heavily tested topics on the bar. The course overlays light skill instruction on reading comprehension, issue identification, rule mastery, critical thinking, legal analysis and recognition of distractors skills. Students gain a strong conceptual understanding and in-depth knowledge of highly tested doctrines across three or four subjects and will be taught how to develop, use and apply a flexible but strong analytical framework to solve bar exam problems. See an example of how one law school successfully implemented the 3L Substance and Skills Course Extended Bar Review Course.