whuts4lunch wrote:"A candidate who has taken the LSAT and whose answer to a question has not been scored as the “credited response” (i.e., has been scored incorrect) is entitled to have the question reviewed pursuant to the following policy if, within 90 days after a score report is sent to the candidate, he or she files with LSAC an initial written inquiry about, or challenge to, the scoring of the question, stating and supporting the reasons why the credited response is not the one and only best answer to the question."
It says that candidates may have questions reviewed within 90 days after receiving a score report. It doesn't say whether a candidate can ask for a review prior to the release of score reports.
I didn't take the test, so I have no idea what the crucial deduction was, nor do I know what the alternative answer choices were for the game's questions.
That said, it would seem that an appeal has little chance of succeeding, at least from a casual review the information in this thread. Namely, whether the question was ambiguous is not the major consideration according to the LSAC policy. Part of the requirement for removing a question from scoring is that a petitioner demonstrate that "the credited response is not the one and only best answer to the question." If no other answer choices were correct under an alternative definition of the term in question, there could not have been another "best answer to the question." Consequently, the "one and only best answer to the question" would have been the one that relied on a correct interpretation of the term in question.
In other words, even if we grant that no answer choices appeared to be correct under a certain definition of the term in question, such a fact would still not rise to the level necessary to overturn a question if LSAC abides by the aforementioned policy.
Whether that is fair or not in the context of this debate is a wholly separate question.