October bar exam saw some technical glitches from ExamSoft

  • An estimated 40,000 rising lawyers started a multiday bar exam today, which is being administered remotely for most of them after months of delay because of the pandemic.
  • Some examinees complained of glitches, lags, and other technical issues on the test, which is being run by ExamSoft, a Texas test-taking software company.
  • Others complained about long hold times for technical troubleshooting or said they were told to give up and take the exam in February.
  • The testing company claimed that 97% of users were able to start the first session by early Monday afternoon, and 98% of users were able to get logged in to their sessions by 2:45 p.m. Eastern.
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Coronavirus latest: UK cases surge as government says technical fault affects testing data

Jasmine Cameron-Chileshe in London

The number of positive coronavirus cases within the UK surged again on Sunday, with the government admitting that “technical” issues had caused delays in the publication of test results.

A record 22,961 new coronavirus cases were confirmed on Sunday, an increase of more than 10,000 compared with 12,872 on Saturday.

The government said a technical issue had been identified overnight on Friday “in the automated process that transfers positive cases data” to Public Health England.

As a result, the number of coronavirus cases announced on Saturday and Sunday included 15,841 additional cases from between September 25 and Friday. Last night, the government said that the issue, though resolved, would affect case numbers in the next few days.

A message on the coronavirus data dashboard on Saturday warned that data published in the next few days would “include some additional cases” from between September 24 and October

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Technical Publication From a Government Perspective

From local government, to central government and beyond, promoting messages has been a key component of technical publications. However, increasingly due to the demise of many “quangos” and bureaucracies the role of governmental technical publications has taken a much lighter role with the exception of defence. For instance, history publications such as the strategic defence reviews of 1997 and 2010 showed how in-depth and strategic analysis is required for unique/bespoke research when assessing a nation’s security composition needs and/or capabilities.

Moreover, the complexity of the SDRs in terms of quantitative and qualitative data meant that it was necessary for highly explanatory research findings and horizon scanning. In all, the SDRs studied the requirements of the three armed services whilst taking into account the role they will play in future combat theatres. What was particularly telling about the 2010 SDR was that its technical publication was criticised for being limited in … Read More