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Category Archives: Aptitude Tests
With the Bar Standards Board releasing its (second) annual statistical report or Barometer as they more elegantly describe it, and the legal journos picking up on the increase in those applying to do the BPTC, it occurred to me now … Continue reading
The Times are today running a package on whether judges are too white, too male and too elitist? (I’d link if I had one, but paywalls mean I can’t). As someone who is too white, and male, I am going … Continue reading
Research published by the Legal Services Board by Chris Dewberry brings into sharper relief the value of aptitude tests and their application to the legal professions. For me it suggests that the value of aptitude tests is most likely to … Continue reading
A report to the Law Society claims that LPC aptitude tests offer a “number of benefits”. That claim is not looking very strong according to a report of the research report they have commissioned. As I can’t get access to … Continue reading
I remain agnostic about aptitude tests. If they truly are good indicators of aptitude, and if they can encourage greater diversity in the profession, then there is significant merit in them especially if they inform decisions by chambers (which will … Continue reading
The Sutton Trust has published a fascinating study of the value an aptitude test (the SAT Reasoning TestTM) as a predictor of academic success. The report is of critical interest to anyone interested in access to higher education and access … Continue reading