what? a photograph?

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Audio Technica Guy

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Re: what? a photograph?

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.

Jeffort

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Re: what? a photograph?

Audio Technica Guy wrote:
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.

One of my points was to insult people that do not prepare, read and follow directions for a really important test since this thread started with people freaking out about getting and attaching a picture to the admission ticket at the last minute, then the thread meandered. Many people show up unprepared every administration which is why I pointed out that ~44% of people that have taken the LSAT in the last three years scored below 150.

FantasticMrFox

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Re: what? a photograph?

It'll end when you stop coming back to post
(just thought I'd come back and post this)

Audio Technica Guy

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Re: what? a photograph?

Jeffort wrote:
One of my points was to insult people that do not prepare, read and follow directions for a really important test since this thread started with people freaking out about getting and attaching a picture to the admission ticket at the last minute, then the thread meandered. Many people show up unprepared every administration which is why I pointed out that ~44% of people that have taken the LSAT in the last three years scored below 150.

Then what was your point about it being the median achievable score?!

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Re: what? a photograph?

naterj wrote:This entire conversation needs to be archived as the most retarded thread on TLS.

Jeffort

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Re: what? a photograph?

Audio Technica Guy wrote:
Jeffort wrote:
One of my points was to insult people that do not prepare, read and follow directions for a really important test since this thread started with people freaking out about getting and attaching a picture to the admission ticket at the last minute, then the thread meandered. Many people show up unprepared every administration which is why I pointed out that ~44% of people that have taken the LSAT in the last three years scored below 150.

Then what was your point about it being the median achievable score?!

It's an easy reference point to put the numbers of the scale into context since people on the board frequently talk about 'the curve' and 'what are my chances?'. If you don't pull off a 150+ score you'll have trouble getting admitted to a decent ABA approved law school and ~44% of test takers from the last three years is a lot of people that failed to do it. Plus, it's a nice round number!