LSAT Percentiles for ethnic minorities?

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LSAT Percentiles for ethnic minorities?

Postby slawww » Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:35 pm

Anyone have any insight on the different percentiles for minorities. For example, 162 is the 85th percentile, but among Hispanics and African Americans what percentile would that come out to? I remember reading that there are only about 15-20 168+ AA test takers each cycle. I'm more interested in Hispanic test-takers particularly, but curious nonetheless.

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Re: LSAT Percentiles for ethnic minorities?

Postby Zeta » Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:33 pm

Walter

[Latino], is the preferred nomenclature, Dude. Over the line! Over the line!

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Re: LSAT Percentiles for ethnic minorities?

Postby kwu » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:35 am

Just add five to seven points to your score.

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Re: LSAT Percentiles for ethnic minorities?

Postby alex.feuerman » Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:04 am

kwu wrote:Just add five to seven points to your score.


That's ridiculous being a URM can't possibly add that many points to your score....I mean, I WISH it did, but I think that's too optimistic. (URM)

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Re: LSAT Percentiles for ethnic minorities?

Postby BlaqBella » Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:08 am

OP, please see below for more info:

viewtopic.php?f=14&t=195443

Though, don't let race limit your potential (or expectation of yourself and others).

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Re: LSAT Percentiles for ethnic minorities?

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:10 am

Hispanic is fine & preferred by some. Latino is a bit harsh to some ears, as well.

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Re: LSAT Percentiles for ethnic minorities?

Postby Nova » Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:11 am

Step one: find your minority's median LSAT score.
http://www.lsac.org/lsacresources/resea ... -10-03.pdf (page 19)

Step two: use SD
viewtopic.php?f=14&t=195443

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Re: LSAT Percentiles for ethnic minorities?

Postby slawww » Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:02 pm

Hmmm interesting! I'm not too proficient with numbers and statistics, but I think I got the gist of it.

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Re: LSAT Percentiles for ethnic minorities?

Postby M458 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:16 pm

Just calculated it for Hispanic/Latino test-takers:
9,264 test-takers
146.43 mean
Standard Deviation of 9.65

1 SD above: 156.08 - 15.86% of test-takers above - 1,496.27

2 SD above: 165.73 - 2.27% of test-takers above - 210.29

2.5 SD above: 170.55 - 0.62% of test-takers above - 57.43

3 SD above: 175.38 - 0.13% of test-takers above - 12.04

Basically, at least in the latest year that study looked at, less than 200 test-takers that identified as Hispanic/Latinos scored a 166 or above. Score a 171, and it's probably something closer to only 50 test-takers with a score around that or better.
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Re: LSAT Percentiles for ethnic minorities?

Postby Nova » Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:39 pm

TYFT

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Re: LSAT Percentiles for ethnic minorities?

Postby jrsbaseball5 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:07 pm

M458 wrote:Just calculated it for Hispanic/Latino test-takers:
9,264 test-takers
146.43 mean
Standard Deviation of 9.65

1 SD above: 156.08 - 15.86% of test-takers above - 1,496.27

2 SD above: 165.73 - 2.27% of test-takers above - 210.29

2.5 SD above: 170.55 - 0.62% of test-takers above - 57.43

3 SD above: 175.38 - 0.13% of test-takers above - 12.04

Basically, at least in the latest year that study looked at, less than 200 test-takers that identified as Hispanic/Latinos scored a 166 or above. Score a 171, and it's probably something closer to only 50 test-takers with a score around that or better.


Man that is a huge drop off between a 156 and 165. Really drives home the importance of getting over that hump. Excellent work!

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Re: LSAT Percentiles for ethnic minorities?

Postby slawww » Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:44 pm

Thanks!




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