Why don't they disclose cancelled scores?

BxBob0711
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Why don't they disclose cancelled scores?

Postby BxBob0711 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:23 pm

Does anyone know the reason why they don't let you know your score after you decide to cancel? I could see a partial reason to them not letting you know your score before you cancel, because then all law schools would know only the people who did absolutely terrible cancelled and there'd be no point. Why the hell don't they let you know your score after you submitted a cancellation form though? It's not like they give you a discount, you're paying as much as they people did that get their test scored. I think you should have every right to know your score...and kick yourself in the ass if it is better than you thought :p

SageD
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Re: Why don't they disclose cancelled scores?

Postby SageD » Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:28 pm

Frankly, if I magically guessed correctly on 8 LG questions and pulled off a 180 on a test I cancelled, I don't want to know about it.

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Re: Why don't they disclose cancelled scores?

Postby chrissyc » Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:30 pm

SageD wrote:Frankly, if I magically guessed correctly on 8 LG questions and pulled off a 180 on a test I cancelled, I don't want to know about it.


It is just an unnecessary piece of information at that point. If there is a score attached to the cancel then it's essentially the same as not having cancelled. Preventing law schools from finding out the score would be difficult and therefore it would lose it's purpose.

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mrmangs
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Re: Why don't they disclose cancelled scores?

Postby mrmangs » Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:30 pm

Probably because if they did better than they thought, people might try to apply to LS with their canceled score and/or pester LSAC to no end.

BxBob0711
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Re: Why don't they disclose cancelled scores?

Postby BxBob0711 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:33 pm

I agree, but you should have the option to whether you want to know about it or not. I personally think that believing you did bad then getting a good score would at the very least give you confidence for the next test.

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Re: Why don't they disclose cancelled scores?

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:34 pm

Because if the cancelled score was higher than thought, the student might try to reverse the cancellation. Essentially would amount to "score shopping".

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mrmangs
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Re: Why don't they disclose cancelled scores?

Postby mrmangs » Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:36 pm

BxBob0711 wrote:I agree, but you should have the option to whether you want to know about it or not. I personally think that believing you did bad then getting a good score would at the very least give you confidence for the next test.


LSAC is about making money.

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Re: Why don't they disclose cancelled scores?

Postby AreJay711 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:37 pm

Because you could always man up and just live with your score but you decided not to so LSAC is punishing you.

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Re: Why don't they disclose cancelled scores?

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:38 pm

LSAC is about making money & avoiding legal action--or else they would just charge an additional fee to release or reinstate a cancelled score.

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Re: Why don't they disclose cancelled scores?

Postby 3|ink » Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:59 pm

AreJay711 wrote:Because you could always man up and just live with your score but you decided not to so LSAC is punishing you.

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Re: Why don't they disclose cancelled scores?

Postby 2014 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:03 pm

People would just PDF a printout of the page showing their score and send it to law schools saying "OMG Look i really got a better score see see!!!"

Do they score cancelled tests though? It would be really entertaining to be the guy in charge of scantronning the cancelled ones. I would let out a huge laugh everytime a 170+ came through.

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Re: Why don't they disclose cancelled scores?

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:05 pm

It would be interesting to know whether or not cancelled tests are scored, and, if yes, whether or not cancelled scores are figured into the curve.




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