Correlation between ACT reading and LSAT?

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Correlation between ACT reading and LSAT?

Postby axes » Fri May 29, 2015 8:08 pm

Basically the title-- have you guys experienced or observed a correlation between LSAT scores and scores on the ACT/SAT reading section?

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Re: Correlation between ACT reading and LSAT?

Postby Hikikomorist » Fri May 29, 2015 8:16 pm

I mean, they're both standardized tests, so there's going to be some correlation, but it will probably be rather weak.

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Re: Correlation between ACT reading and LSAT?

Postby leslieknope » Fri May 29, 2015 8:30 pm

I had perfect SAT reading and writing with almost no studying. I did not 180, and I had to work really hard for my low 170s score (on a retake from a high 160s). IMO they call for different skills.

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Re: Correlation between ACT reading and LSAT?

Postby axes » Fri May 29, 2015 8:34 pm

leslieknope wrote:I had perfect SAT reading and writing with almost no studying. I did not 180, and I had to work really hard for my low 170s score (on a retake from a high 160s). IMO they call for different skills.


Darn, not what I wanted to hear. But I guess it's to be expected, ACT/SAT just requires you to do better than most high schoolers, LSAT curve is more rigorous by self selection.

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Re: Correlation between ACT reading and LSAT?

Postby swampman » Fri May 29, 2015 8:54 pm

leslieknope wrote:I had perfect SAT reading and writing with almost no studying. I did not 180, and I had to work really hard for my low 170s score (on a retake from a high 160s). IMO they call for different skills.

Low 170s is 98-99th percentile. That looks like (one data point in) a strong correlation to me.

Of course there's a correlation. But no, that is not useful information for your purposes. And yes, you still have to study your ass off.

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Re: Correlation between ACT reading and LSAT?

Postby axes » Fri May 29, 2015 8:57 pm

swampman wrote:
leslieknope wrote:I had perfect SAT reading and writing with almost no studying. I did not 180, and I had to work really hard for my low 170s score (on a retake from a high 160s). IMO they call for different skills.

Low 170s is 98-99th percentile. That looks like (one data point in) a strong correlation to me.

Of course there's a correlation. But no, that is not useful information for your purposes. And yes, you still have to study your ass off.


Saw right through me haha

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Re: Correlation between ACT reading and LSAT?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Fri May 29, 2015 10:01 pm

Your RC score may correlate with the ACT/SAT reading score, but the LG and LR sections test quite different skills (apart from the literal skill of being able to read the questions).

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Re: Correlation between ACT reading and LSAT?

Postby RareExports » Fri May 29, 2015 11:15 pm

I would assume so. The UG schools with the highest median LSATs are usually the ones with classes with the highest cumulative ACT (which with such large population sizes would likely imply highest reading too). And I would bet for sure the average RC score for a 165 is higher than the average RC score on a 150 test.

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Re: Correlation between ACT reading and LSAT?

Postby downbeat14 » Sat May 30, 2015 12:30 am

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Re: Correlation between ACT reading and LSAT?

Postby axes » Sat May 30, 2015 1:03 am

downbeat14 wrote:
RareExports wrote:Good test takers are good test takers and smart people are smart people.


Shouldn't surprise u (OP) that there is a loose corrrelation.


True. I think I was just trying to get a feel for the test-- much more intelligent to just take a diagnostic. Thanks to all




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