% of LSAT Takers Increases Most Since Dec 09

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% of LSAT Takers Increases Most Since Dec 09

Postby ku546 » Sun Apr 26, 2015 7:31 am

http://www.lsac.org/lsacresources/data/ ... ministered

Percentage of test takes in Feb 2015 increased 4.4%. Haven't had an increase of more than 1.1% since December 2009.

Year on year, 2014-2015 saw 101,000 test takers - lowest in at least 30 years. % decrease for the year was 3.3% compared with 6% in 2013 and 13% before with another 16% before that.

Looks like the declines are slowing and next year may be the first increase in takers.

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Re: % of LSAT Takers Increases Most Since Dec 09

Postby Traynor Brah » Sun Apr 26, 2015 9:16 am

February doesn't mean shit. Let me know when June increases.

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Re: % of LSAT Takers Increases Most Since Dec 09

Postby starry eyed » Sun Apr 26, 2015 9:21 am

Traynor Brah wrote:February doesn't mean shit. Let me know when June increases.


um it increased in dec too

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Re: % of LSAT Takers Increases Most Since Dec 09

Postby xylocarp » Sun Apr 26, 2015 11:38 am

December's increase *might* be a fluke because of Dec 2013's weird weather stuff/test center closings that never got rescheduled. I'd probably want to wait until June before making any predictions

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Re: % of LSAT Takers Increases Most Since Dec 09

Postby Hikikomorist » Sun Apr 26, 2015 11:46 am

xylocarp wrote:December's increase *might* be a fluke because of Dec 2013's weird weather stuff/test center closings that never got rescheduled. I'd probably want to wait until June before making any predictions


Does it concern anyone that the 2015 Feb. increase was on top of inflated 2014 numbers, due to the above?

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Re: % of LSAT Takers Increases Most Since Dec 09

Postby Traynor Brah » Sun Apr 26, 2015 11:51 am

starry eyed wrote:um it increased in dec too

December doesn't mean shit. Let me know when October increases.

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Re: % of LSAT Takers Increases Most Since Dec 09

Postby cannibal ox » Sun Apr 26, 2015 12:02 pm

LSAT doesn't mean shit. Let me know when number of applicants increases.

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Re: % of LSAT Takers Increases Most Since Dec 09

Postby BasilHallward » Sun Apr 26, 2015 12:05 pm

Look at aggregates. http://www.lsac.org/lsacresources/data/lsats-administered

Test takers for 2014-2015 were the lowest ever. There has been somewhat of a stabilization at these crazy low levels; think of it as climbing out of the recession: The unemployment rate going from 9.2% to 9.1% is good news insofar as we aren't headed towards serfdom. Expect test-takers to be very low next year relative to past cycles. Test-takers should remain about the same or higher; it is hard to imagine any significant (5-10%) decrease next year.

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Re: % of LSAT Takers Increases Most Since Dec 09

Postby dwyf » Sun Apr 26, 2015 12:55 pm

I had to read the thread title three times because I was confused. It's been so longer since I've heard about an increase my mind kept reading this as 'decreased most since'

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Re: % of LSAT Takers Increases Most Since Dec 09

Postby xylocarp » Sun Apr 26, 2015 12:58 pm

Hikkomorist wrote:
xylocarp wrote:December's increase *might* be a fluke because of Dec 2013's weird weather stuff/test center closings that never got rescheduled. I'd probably want to wait until June before making any predictions


Does it concern anyone that the 2015 Feb. increase was on top of inflated 2014 numbers, due to the above?

Eh February is February. I wouldn't be surprised to see an increase in June, but I wouldn't be surprised to see a decrease either

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Re: % of LSAT Takers Increases Most Since Dec 09

Postby starry eyed » Sun Apr 26, 2015 1:59 pm

cannibal ox wrote:LSAT doesn't mean shit. Let me know when number of applicants increases.


Can't tell if serious. But what else are we supposed to use as a metric for predicting number of applicants?

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Re: % of LSAT Takers Increases Most Since Dec 09

Postby stoopkid13 » Sun Apr 26, 2015 2:32 pm

starry eyed wrote:
cannibal ox wrote:LSAT doesn't mean shit. Let me know when number of applicants increases.


Can't tell if serious. But what else are we supposed to use as a metric for predicting number of applicants?


There's no need to proxy with LSATs administered. LSAC publishes the number of ABA applications, applicants, and LSATs administered for each cycle.

ETA: link for the lazy http://www.lsac.org/lsacresources/data/lsac-volume-summary

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Re: % of LSAT Takers Increases Most Since Dec 09

Postby starry eyed » Sun Apr 26, 2015 2:48 pm

stoopkid13 wrote:
starry eyed wrote:
cannibal ox wrote:LSAT doesn't mean shit. Let me know when number of applicants increases.


Can't tell if serious. But what else are we supposed to use as a metric for predicting number of applicants?


There's no need to proxy with LSATs administered. LSAC publishes the number of ABA applications, applicants, and LSATs administered for each cycle.

ETA: link for the lazy http://www.lsac.org/lsacresources/data/lsac-volume-summary


appreciate this




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