Another Data Point

M2008
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No Stanford

Postby M2008 » Fri Apr 18, 2008 2:35 pm

No decision from Stanford, but the admissions office confirms that they're deciding between W/L and reject. And then there were two.

M2008
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Cycle Complete

Postby M2008 » Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:17 am

Chicago it is.

I technically have not heard anything from Harvard, and my status checker hasn't changed since February, but Toby Stock's blog said the last admissions calls would be made yesterday. Plus, I wouldn't really have time to visit before May 1 at this point. I'm still glad I applied to YHS though - if I'd gotten in everywhere I applied that would have meant I didn't reach high enough.

M2008
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More Data

Postby M2008 » Sun Jul 26, 2009 1:33 pm

I see a lot of people asking how realistic it is to go from X score to Y score, and thought I'd share some data. In between 0L and 1L, I taught a few full-length classes for one of the big prep companies. I didn't keep the information for all of them, but I aggregated the data I have and the results are below, with caveats following. All numbers are score increases from the first to last diagnostic tests.

Mean: 6.36

Median: 7

Mode: 10

Range: 23, from a high of 17 to a low of -6 (about 15% of students had an increase of 0 or lower, though there was only one with less than a -2.)

Standard Deviation: 5.21

The sample size was 33 students. We didn't require students to submit their scores, so there may be some selection bias here. In general the lower the initial score, the greater the score increase, but this correlation was fairly weak. Apparently the biggest increase in the company's history was in the thirties; someone went from a low 130's score to a high 160's.




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