Hey-O wrote:romothesavior wrote:Desert Fox wrote:I wonder what the predictive ability of the LSAT is when you get to high scores. I wouldn't surprise me if above a certain LSAT, it drops off significantly.
I agree. The difference between someone with a 150 vs. someone with a 160 is a lot bigger than 170 vs. 180.
That is really the point I was trying to get at. I would be interested in the top 1% how predictive the LSAT really is as a measure of success in law school/being a lawyer. Schools seem to put a lot of weight on whether a person scores a 173 or a 176, but is there really that big of difference in their abilities?
I wonder if this isn't the reason that the HYS floor is around 170, because scoring above that range is what really matters and not how high you score above it.
Yeah I highly doubt the LSAT can really say anything about whether someone with a 173 or 176 will do better. LSAC says so themselves, with the score bands. I think schools only do that because of USNews rankings, not because they actually think there's a difference.