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### Dec '11 Curve Poll

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:00 pm
Haven't seen it posted... what do you think the magic number is?

### Re: Dec '11 Curve Poll

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:14 pm
It's gonna be the first ever -6.

### Re: Dec '11 Curve Poll

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:15 pm
Mauve Dinosaur wrote:It's gonna be the first ever -6.

I would probably cry

### Re: Dec '11 Curve Poll

Posted: 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

### Re: Dec '11 Curve Poll

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:27 pm
Whoops, meant -16

### Re: Dec '11 Curve Poll

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:29 pm
This poll is a part of the waiting thread

### Re: Dec '11 Curve Poll

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:30 pm
Gonna be -12. -10 if RC was average... but the difficulty pushed it up to -12

### Re: Dec '11 Curve Poll

Posted: 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.

### Re: Dec '11 Curve Poll

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:53 pm
Probably a dumb question but how does the curve work on the lsat?

### Re: Dec '11 Curve Poll

Posted: 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.

### Re: Dec '11 Curve Poll

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:04 pm
8

### Re: Dec '11 Curve Poll

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:52 pm
A 16 is as likely as a -9 or -10.

### Re: Dec '11 Curve Poll

Posted: 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: