Dec '11 Curve Poll

Dec '11 Curve Poll

-9
5
12%
-10
4
9%
-11
6
14%
-12
8
19%
-13
12
28%
-14
5
12%
-15
3
7%
 
Total votes: 43

keyanaut
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Dec '11 Curve Poll

Postby keyanaut » Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:00 pm

Haven't seen it posted... what do you think the magic number is?

Mauve Dinosaur
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Re: Dec '11 Curve Poll

Postby Mauve Dinosaur » Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:14 pm

It's gonna be the first ever -6.

sdphil
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Re: Dec '11 Curve Poll

Postby sdphil » Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:15 pm

Mauve Dinosaur wrote:It's gonna be the first ever -6.


I would probably cry :-(

keyanaut
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Re: Dec '11 Curve Poll

Postby keyanaut » Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:17 pm

sdphil wrote:
Mauve Dinosaur wrote:It's gonna be the first ever -6.


I would probably cry :-(



i am crying

Mauve Dinosaur
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Re: Dec '11 Curve Poll

Postby Mauve Dinosaur » Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:27 pm

Whoops, meant -16

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john1990
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Re: Dec '11 Curve Poll

Postby john1990 » Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:29 pm

This poll is a part of the waiting thread

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noleknight16
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Re: Dec '11 Curve Poll

Postby noleknight16 » Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:30 pm

Gonna be -12. -10 if RC was average... but the difficulty pushed it up to -12

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RCinDNA
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Re: Dec '11 Curve Poll

Postby RCinDNA » Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:34 pm

Mauve Dinosaur wrote:It's gonna be the first ever -6.


I wouldn't be surprised. It felt like the test makers were trying to get a hard curve. Some of the questions were obtuse. I guessed -14 in the other thread to account for the RC and one of the LGs.

Deuce85
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Re: Dec '11 Curve Poll

Postby Deuce85 » Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:53 pm

Probably a dumb question but how does the curve work on the lsat?

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RCinDNA
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Re: Dec '11 Curve Poll

Postby RCinDNA » Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:59 pm

Deuce85 wrote:Probably a dumb question but how does the curve work on the lsat?


It's not really a 'curve' per se. It has more to do with test equating. But we throw the term around to represent the amount of questions you can get wrong and still get a 170 and thus score in the 98th percentile.

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TheWatch
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Re: Dec '11 Curve Poll

Postby TheWatch » Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:04 pm

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180asBreath
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Re: Dec '11 Curve Poll

Postby 180asBreath » Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:52 pm

A 16 is as likely as a -9 or -10.

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KevinP
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Re: Dec '11 Curve Poll

Postby KevinP » Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:58 pm

The LSAT isn't curved. Here's a video from one of the senior test developers at LSAC talking about it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... k&t=13m10s

RCinDNA wrote:
Deuce85 wrote:Probably a dumb question but how does the curve work on the lsat?

It's not really a 'curve' per se. It has more to do with test equating. But we throw the term around to represent the amount of questions you can get wrong and still get a 170 and thus score in the 98th percentile.

170 is no longer the 98th percentile. 170 is the 97th now (97.3 to be exact).

KDLMaj
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Re: Dec '11 Curve Poll

Postby KDLMaj » Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:00 pm

Just for what it's worth- the LSAT's scaled score isn't done on a curve. It's done by equalizing. The thresholds for each scaled score point are determined in advance- it's only the percentile rank that's done on a curve.




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