Is the curve of LSAT in Asia different from America?

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Is the curve of LSAT in Asia different from America?

Postby Woods » Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:10 am

The content of the tests must be different, but does anyone know if the curve is the same?Thanks!

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Re: Is the curve of LSAT in Asia different from America?

Postby soj » Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:31 am

Woods wrote:The content of the tests must be different, but does anyone know if the curve is the same?Thanks!

It seems extremely unlikely. It takes extraordinarily precise calibration to ensure that every possible raw score corresponds to the same scaled score on both tests.

TLSers usually talk about the 170 curve because they tend to be high scorers aiming for 170+, but the test writers have no reason to focus on the 170. Two tests with the same 170 curve might have a different 160 curve.

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Re: Is the curve of LSAT in Asia different from America?

Postby Woods » Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:49 am

soj wrote:
Woods wrote:The content of the tests must be different, but does anyone know if the curve is the same?Thanks!

It seems extremely unlikely. It takes extraordinarily precise calibration to ensure that every possible raw score corresponds to the same scaled score on both tests.

TLSers usually talk about the 170 curve because they tend to be high scorers aiming for 170+, but the test writers have no reason to focus on the 170. Two tests with the same 170 curve might have a different 160 curve.


Sorry, I meant the 170 curve.

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Re: Is the curve of LSAT in Asia different from America?

Postby soj » Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:04 am

Woods wrote:
soj wrote:
Woods wrote:The content of the tests must be different, but does anyone know if the curve is the same?Thanks!

It seems extremely unlikely. It takes extraordinarily precise calibration to ensure that every possible raw score corresponds to the same scaled score on both tests.

TLSers usually talk about the 170 curve because they tend to be high scorers aiming for 170+, but the test writers have no reason to focus on the 170. Two tests with the same 170 curve might have a different 160 curve.


Sorry, I meant the 170 curve.

My point is that test writers don't care about the 170 curve any more than they care about the 160 curve or any other curve, so it seems unlikely they'll standardize the 170 curve.

Test writers believe equating already takes care of any variations in difficulty. No need to overkill by standardizing the conversion scale itself.

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Re: Is the curve of LSAT in Asia different from America?

Postby suspicious android » Sat Jun 09, 2012 1:11 pm

The LSAT you take in Asia won't be set to a different standard than the ones you take in America. That's the whole point of a standardized test.




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