Jeffort wrote:This thread does need to end.
The median scaled score is 150. It's simple statistics. The are 30 possible scores higher than 150 and 30 possible scores below 150 so it is the middle number on the 120 to 180 scale, hence it is the median achievable score.
The percentile rank is the percentage of test takers from the last 3 years that scored below each scaled score overall. My math is accurate.
It's not your math, it's your interpretation of the statistics that is off. Students have gotten better at the LSAT by about a point and a half on average, which is why only 44% score below 150, not 50%, like the test was originally set up for. Since your point was about students being dumb, I don't understand how a statistic that shows students have gotten "smarter" helps you.