The Curve (Snow and Cancelations)

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The Curve (Snow and Cancelations)

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

So I was wondering based on the number of students that didn't write, and the amount of people that plan to cancel based on the difficulty of the test... Will these be factored into a curve? Also will this have adverse or positive effects on those that chose to keep their mark?

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Re: The Curve (Snow and Cancelations)

Postby 09042014 » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:01 pm

AffirmativeFaction wrote:So I was wondering based on the number of students that didn't write, and the amount of people that plan to cancel based on the difficulty of the test... Will these be factored into a curve? Also will this have adverse or positive effects on those that chose to keep their mark?


The curve is predetermined. How other people do is of no consequence.

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Re: The Curve (Snow and Cancelations)

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

Here's a basic question: Is the reported score your raw score or the one based on the curve?

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Re: The Curve (Snow and Cancelations)

Postby 09042014 » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:03 pm

SoCalKevin wrote:Here's a basic question: Is the reported score your raw score or the one based on the curve?


Curved.

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Re: The Curve (Snow and Cancelations)

Postby SoCalKevin » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:04 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
SoCalKevin wrote:Here's a basic question: Is the reported score your raw score or the one based on the curve?


Curved.



Bless you.

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Re: The Curve (Snow and Cancelations)

Postby nonprofit-prophet » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:05 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
AffirmativeFaction wrote:So I was wondering based on the number of students that didn't write, and the amount of people that plan to cancel based on the difficulty of the test... Will these be factored into a curve? Also will this have adverse or positive effects on those that chose to keep their mark?


The curve is predetermined. How other people do is of no consequence.


while you are correct in that the curve is pre-determined, LSAC does on occasion tweak the curve based on results if they are better than expected. October 2008 was changed, because the median score was too high initially

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Re: The Curve (Snow and Cancelations)

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

nonprofit-prophet wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
AffirmativeFaction wrote:So I was wondering based on the number of students that didn't write, and the amount of people that plan to cancel based on the difficulty of the test... Will these be factored into a curve? Also will this have adverse or positive effects on those that chose to keep their mark?


The curve is predetermined. How other people do is of no consequence.


while you are correct in that the curve is pre-determined, LSAC does on occasion tweak the curve based on results if they are better than expected. October 2008 was changed, because the median score was too high initially


How do you know that?

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Re: The Curve (Snow and Cancelations)

Postby AffirmativeFaction » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:10 pm

nonprofit-prophet wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
AffirmativeFaction wrote:So I was wondering based on the number of students that didn't write, and the amount of people that plan to cancel based on the difficulty of the test... Will these be factored into a curve? Also will this have adverse or positive effects on those that chose to keep their mark?


The curve is predetermined. How other people do is of no consequence.


while you are correct in that the curve is pre-determined, LSAC does on occasion tweak the curve based on results if they are better than expected. October 2008 was changed, because the median score was too high initially


I wrote that exam, what does that mean for my score

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Re: The Curve (Snow and Cancelations)

Postby nonprofit-prophet » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:10 pm

When i studied for the lsat the first time i had an old LSAC book that explained the curve. it said the curve can be tweaked after the results come in, but it isnt drastic. it wont go from a -14 to a -10. I know about the oct 08 because my friend was a testmasters instructor and she said she found out from someone she knew at lsac. so i cant completely confirm that particular instance

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Re: The Curve (Snow and Cancelations)

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

How can a curve be predetermined?

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Re: The Curve (Snow and Cancelations)

Postby 09042014 » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:16 pm

SoCalKevin wrote:How can a curve be predetermined?


Every section on a test is given as an experimental section multiple times. From that they tell how hard it is.

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Re: The Curve (Snow and Cancelations)

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

Desert Fox wrote:
SoCalKevin wrote:How can a curve be predetermined?


Every section on a test is given as an experimental section multiple times. From that they tell how hard it is.



Crikey.




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