flowering wrote:Not sure if this was addressed, but any theories as to why schools keep insisting that they average LSAT scores even though they take the highest? Does it sound more prestigious to say that you average scores for some reason?
A few things.
1. They see all scores. It would almost impossible not to unless you used a piece of colored paper or something to obscure scores below, above, or both as you are looking at the LSDAS report. So they usually say "we holistically view all scores..." That is true. They do view them.
2. Not too too long ago they averaged scores. Why? Because all scores went to the ABA and thus USNWR. Much of the written language, indeed some of which I believe Karen wrote, hang around from those days.
3. Your "true" score, at least statistically speaking, is your average, not high (or low). So it just sounds more intellectually honest to say so.