What is Sabbath/International Test

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What is Sabbath/International Test

Postby BillsFan9907 » Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:06 am

I've seen some anecdotal mentions on the various well-established blogs and some brief forum posts here that the international and Sabbath Tests are previously non-disclosed February tests. I am curious as to what the source of this information is? I've never seen anything released by LSAC stating this, nor have I found any discussions (here or on blogs) that really go into detail on this matter.

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Re: What is Sabbath/International Test

Postby neprep » Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:11 am

http://lsatblog.blogspot.com/2011/12/why-february-lsat-is-undisclosed.html

LSAC's Director of Communications, Wendy Margolis, explained via email:
The reason the February LSAT is nondisclosed is because it is important for LSAC to have some nondisclosed test forms and questions available in reserve for emergencies and special uses. The nondisclosed February test forms play this role. This has been LSAC practice since 1996. In case you need to point your students to information about test disclosure, the following language and link appears on the LSAC.org page for the February LSAT:

NOTE: Not every LSAT is disclosed.

http://www.lsac.org/JD/LSAT/test-disclosure.asp#disclosed

Basically, LSAC needs to have unreleased exams on file in case of inclement weather, and perhaps for use in overseas administrations (those outside the Americas) and Sabbath observers' administrations.


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Re: What is Sabbath/International Test

Postby BillsFan9907 » Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:05 am

Yeah, that's what I've seen. So there is a well-founded assumption that this is the case, but it has never been explicitly stated.

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Re: What is Sabbath/International Test

Postby neprep » Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:25 am

For what it's worth, several posters in the International Waiters thread identified the test they took as the February 2011 LSAT used in North America. The basis for this was a combination of a memory of the general topics encountered on the test and descriptions of the exam, such as the one found here: http://blueprintprep.com/lsatblog/lsat-recap/the-morning-cometh-the-aftermath-of-the-february-2011-lsat/.

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Re: What is Sabbath/International Test

Postby bobtheblob916 » Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:34 am

Yeah, I took the Oct international test, and that looks like the same one. At least the RC definitely was - that weird comparative passage about the ships nearly wrecked me. Can't remember details about the other sections.

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Re: What is Sabbath/International Test

Postby BillsFan9907 » Sat Nov 16, 2013 1:39 pm

Thanks! I'm having a bit of trouble finding the June International Waiting thread. I'm curious to see what they're experience was. Do you know if there was such a thread?

For what it's worth, it seems like the June 2011 was the February 2009.

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=158742&p=4540994&hilit=international#p4540994




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