the rescheduled lsat

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the rescheduled lsat

Postby jtoppe2 » Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:44 pm

so how does the curve affect the people who have to take the rescheduled test? for instance, if the test given today (feb 6th) was extraordinarily difficult, and the test we take next week is unusually easy, will the curve benefit the takers of the 'easy' test? or will the curve for each test be different?

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Re: the rescheduled lsat

Postby 09042014 » Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:59 pm

jtoppe2 wrote:so how does the curve affect the people who have to take the rescheduled test? for instance, if the test given today (feb 6th) was extraordinarily difficult, and the test we take next week is unusually easy, will the curve benefit the takers of the 'easy' test? or will the curve for each test be different?


Each test has its own predetermined curve.

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Re: the rescheduled lsat

Postby AffirmativeFaction » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:00 pm

Care to elaborate?

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Re: the rescheduled lsat

Postby 09042014 » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:02 pm

AffirmativeFaction wrote:Care to elaborate?


LSAC already knows what a 170 is for the test you took. They base it off how people did on your test when they were experimental sections in the past.

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Re: the rescheduled lsat

Postby AffirmativeFaction » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:14 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
AffirmativeFaction wrote:Care to elaborate?


LSAC already knows what a 170 is for the test you took. They base it off how people did on your test when they were experimental sections in the past.


So every single section has been a test section before? They obviously weren't administered all to the same students, how do they account for the variance over difference groups?

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Re: the rescheduled lsat

Postby 09042014 » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:17 pm

AffirmativeFaction wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
AffirmativeFaction wrote:Care to elaborate?


LSAC already knows what a 170 is for the test you took. They base it off how people did on your test when they were experimental sections in the past.


So every single section has been a test section before? They obviously weren't administered all to the same students, how do they account for the variance over difference groups?


They administer it to a large sampling, and then compare the results of that test takers experimental to that tests total score on the rest of the test. At least I'd imagine that is how they do it.

They also administer it several times.

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Re: the rescheduled lsat

Postby AffirmativeFaction » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:22 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
AffirmativeFaction wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
AffirmativeFaction wrote:Care to elaborate?


LSAC already knows what a 170 is for the test you took. They base it off how people did on your test when they were experimental sections in the past.


So every single section has been a test section before? They obviously weren't administered all to the same students, how do they account for the variance over difference groups?


They administer it to a large sampling, and then compare the results of that test takers experimental to that tests total score on the rest of the test. At least I'd imagine that is how they do it.

They also administer it several times.


So they just take the average? You can't really compile totals for separate curves of different individual sections accurately to reflect a regular, whole curve.

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Re: the rescheduled lsat

Postby 09042014 » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:30 pm

AffirmativeFaction wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
AffirmativeFaction wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
LSAC already knows what a 170 is for the test you took. They base it off how people did on your test when they were experimental sections in the past.


So every single section has been a test section before? They obviously weren't administered all to the same students, how do they account for the variance over difference groups?


They administer it to a large sampling, and then compare the results of that test takers experimental to that tests total score on the rest of the test. At least I'd imagine that is how they do it.

They also administer it several times.


So they just take the average? You can't really compile totals for separate curves of different individual sections accurately to reflect a regular, whole curve.


Why not?

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Re: the rescheduled lsat

Postby angioletto » Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:56 pm

It doesn't matter. That's the point of the curve - to make the difficulty of each test "equal."

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Re: the rescheduled lsat

Postby kazu » Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:30 am

Yep... the rescheduled test will have a different curve.




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