NancyBotwin wrote:He's assuming that the numbers that were changed were the low ones and not the high ones, and that therefore numbers that were not changed must have been high, and thus Joe is bragging about having high numbers. Problem is, some low numbers were not changed, while some middle range ones were.
This is right. My saying that my numbers were changed isn't suggesting anything about my score because, as Nancy points out, the numbers changed were all across the board.
I understand that this could be one's initial reaction, but I'm not assuming anything. They've actually publicly released the list of the LSAT/GPA combos of every single student over the last 10 years, noting any changes between their actual numbers and what was reported. This is appendix... I think 74 to the report. There aren't, of course, names on there, but unless you're right around the (real) medians, it's pretty unlikely that any one of the other students in your class has the exact same LSAT and GPA. So, a large percentage of us are able to very easily see whether or not our numbers were actually changed. Mine, in fact, did not.
But as I've mentioned earlier in a joking manner, it's not like that matters for anything.
Edited to clarify that I'm agreeing with, not criticizing, the quote.