LSATQA Formula

JDeezy
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LSATQA Formula

Postby JDeezy » Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:55 pm

Does LSATQA take into account WHICH incorrect AC chosen when computing its insights?

Ie. Does that fact that you incorrectly chose A as opposed to incorrectly choosing C matter for its computations?

I have taken 12 PTs and know which questions I got wrong, just not which choice (A,B,C,D,E) I made. Before I invest the time plugging in all my answers I want to make sure I'll be getting an accurate analysis.

PS- I didn't find anything searching, sorry if this has already been discussed. If it has send me a sarcastic response with the link and I'll be happy.

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Re: LSATQA Formula

Postby JDeezy » Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:07 am

Bump.. Anyone have any idea?

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NoodleyOne
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Re: LSATQA Formula

Postby NoodleyOne » Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:11 am

When you review tests it will have the percentage of people on their system that chose each of those answers, and it bases the difficulty rating, if I recall, on the frequency of someone choosing the correct answer. I have not encountered anything which tells you what type of answer you're choosing that's tripping you up, but that comes with review I guess.

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Re: LSATQA Formula

Postby cahwc12 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:16 pm

never heard of LSATQA before, but SuperPrep B is Feb 1999 and labeled as Feb 1997 on there (which is the stolen LSAT that was released without a number).

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Re: LSATQA Formula

Postby Lyov Myshkin » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:12 pm

JDeezy wrote:Does LSATQA take into account WHICH incorrect AC chosen when computing its insights?

Ie. Does that fact that you incorrectly chose A as opposed to incorrectly choosing C matter for its computations?

I have taken 12 PTs and know which questions I got wrong, just not which choice (A,B,C,D,E) I made. Before I invest the time plugging in all my answers I want to make sure I'll be getting an accurate analysis.

PS- I didn't find anything searching, sorry if this has already been discussed. If it has send me a sarcastic response with the link and I'll be happy.


Currently it doesn't matter which answer you chose for the recommended areas of study, which are calculated based on question type tags (or game tags for games) but rather that you missed a problem of a particular type. Later we plan to integrate more thorough analysis, but it's a painstaking process going through each answer choice.

It will however make some of our overview data slightly more inaccurate, since we show (in the section review page) selection frequencies for each question (i.e. what percentage of people chose "A", "B", etc)

If you send me a pm, I will make sure your user data isn't calculated in the selection frequencies so to keep the data as accurate as possible for other users.

cahwc12 wrote:never heard of LSATQA before, but SuperPrep B is Feb 1999 and labeled as Feb 1997 on there (which is the stolen LSAT that was released without a number).


Yeah, that was actually just a mis-entering of the year on my part. It actually is Superprep B and I have corrected this right now to reflect that. The "Official LSAT Prep Test" (feb 1997) isn't available for grading on our site just yet. Sorry for the confusion.

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Re: LSATQA Formula

Postby JDeezy » Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:36 pm

Lyov Myshkin wrote:
JDeezy wrote:Does LSATQA take into account WHICH incorrect AC chosen when computing its insights?

Ie. Does that fact that you incorrectly chose A as opposed to incorrectly choosing C matter for its computations?

I have taken 12 PTs and know which questions I got wrong, just not which choice (A,B,C,D,E) I made. Before I invest the time plugging in all my answers I want to make sure I'll be getting an accurate analysis.

PS- I didn't find anything searching, sorry if this has already been discussed. If it has send me a sarcastic response with the link and I'll be happy.


Currently it doesn't matter which answer you chose for the recommended areas of study, which are calculated based on question type tags (or game tags for games) but rather that you missed a problem of a particular type. Later we plan to integrate more thorough analysis, but it's a painstaking process going through each answer choice.

It will however make some of our overview data slightly more inaccurate, since we show (in the section review page) selection frequencies for each question (i.e. what percentage of people chose "A", "B", etc)

If you send me a pm, I will make sure your user data isn't calculated in the selection frequencies so to keep the data as accurate as possible for other users.

cahwc12 wrote:never heard of LSATQA before, but SuperPrep B is Feb 1999 and labeled as Feb 1997 on there (which is the stolen LSAT that was released without a number).


Yeah, that was actually just a mis-entering of the year on my part. It actually is Superprep B and I have corrected this right now to reflect that. The "Official LSAT Prep Test" (feb 1997) isn't available for grading on our site just yet. Sorry for the confusion.


Got it. Thanks for the info. If I end up entering in all my info I'll PM you my user name to keep the data clean.




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