Score inflation doomthread / cheer on the end of the LSAT

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Score inflation doomthread / cheer on the end of the LSAT

Post by icechicken » Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:09 am



TL;DR the LSAT-Flex has a wider bell curve which is throwing off the score percentiles in the 165+ and especially 170+ range

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Re: Score inflation doomthread / cheer on the end of the LSAT

Post by icechicken » Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:31 am

LSAC finally released score data for 2020 (link opens PDF; see page 4):

https://report.lsac.org/VolumeSummaryOr ... Format=PDF

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Re: Score inflation doomthread / cheer on the end of the LSAT

Post by pneumonia » Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:52 am

Tag. Very sad to see.

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Re: Score inflation doomthread / cheer on the end of the LSAT

Post by app » Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:28 pm

icechicken wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:31 am
LSAC finally released score data for 2020 (link opens PDF; see page 4):

https://report.lsac.org/VolumeSummaryOr ... Format=PDF
wow

50% increase in 170-174 and whopping 95% in 175-180.

so much for standardization of the test. any reason why they're not getting the curve right for Flex? i wonder how lsac defends their scoring policy in light of this data?

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Re: Score inflation doomthread / cheer on the end of the LSAT

Post by pancakes3 » Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:55 pm

hopefully applications going up is a result of covid.

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Re: Score inflation doomthread / cheer on the end of the LSAT

Post by app » Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:04 pm

pancakes3 wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:55 pm
hopefully applications going up is a result of covid.
to make sure, this isn't intended explain the rise in high scorer percentage? the % change in test takers is 19.3% but the 170+ scorer increase is disproportionate.

iirc a few years ago there used to be ~30k test takers in every administration (during paper test days). this seems to show ~30K test takers over the whole of last year, but may be i missing something.

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Re: Score inflation doomthread / cheer on the end of the LSAT

Post by pancakes3 » Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:13 pm

app wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:04 pm
pancakes3 wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:55 pm
hopefully applications going up is a result of covid.
to make sure, this isn't intended explain the rise in high scorer percentage? the % change in test takers is 19.3% but the 170+ scorer increase is disproportionate.

iirc a few years ago there used to be ~30k test takers in every administration (during paper test days). this seems to show ~30K test takers over the whole of last year, but may be i missing something.
nah, i wasn't saying covid explains the score increases. idk why that happened, but i was just sad that applications were up bc it just means more ppl saddled with debt.

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Re: Score inflation doomthread / cheer on the end of the LSAT

Post by app » Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:48 pm

i thought Flex would make it harder to score higher, due to it being computer based. it was one of the reasons why i avoided it.

this doesn't look like any standardized test anymore. 175+ scorers are now over 1200 instead of ~600 last year.

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