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Dec '11 Curve Poll

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:00 pm
by keyanaut
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
by Mauve Dinosaur
It's gonna be the first ever -6.

Re: Dec '11 Curve Poll

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:15 pm
by sdphil
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
by keyanaut
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
by Mauve Dinosaur
Whoops, meant -16

Re: Dec '11 Curve Poll

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:29 pm
by john1990
This poll is a part of the waiting thread

Re: Dec '11 Curve Poll

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:30 pm
by noleknight16
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
by RCinDNA
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
by Deuce85
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
by RCinDNA
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
by TheWatch
8

Re: Dec '11 Curve Poll

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:52 pm
by 180asBreath
A 16 is as likely as a -9 or -10.

Re: Dec '11 Curve Poll

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:58 pm
by KevinP
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).

Re: Dec '11 Curve Poll

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:00 pm
by KDLMaj
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.