Well, when I took the test in Sept, it was in HK. This Dec, they administered in Shanghai, and in a few other SE Asian countries. They also administer in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and Europe. How long do you think it takes to mail everything from those locations to Pennsylvania? A fair amount of time. Let's say they expedite it and get all that shit within the offices in 2 weeks. It should only take a few days to scantron and log everything, so let's say "score processing" takes a week. We're at 3 weeks now, assuming no bumps in the road and optimal efficiency.
This seems to assume the need to ship things internationally as opposed to processing at a local hub. It also seems to assume the need to process everything before releasing anything. The reason for these being necessities don't seem to be a given to me.
And if push came to shove, considering the relatively small portion of lsats given internationally, is it really impossible to account for the curve or items to be disqualified (which is extremely rare) without analyzing international scores/through statistical extrapolation? I've never seen reason to believe this.
You have people who request hand-scoring, and this is no small number. So you have a bunch of people who have to score a bunch of LSATs by hand. This will take another few days. Bump in the road.
I was only familiar with handscoring as being an option after your score was released
. Maybe I'm missing something.
You have cheating accusations and testing center complaints, and LSAC needs to resolve these. Investigations take at least a few days. Bump in the road.
How many cheating accusations can there be? It seems strange that core score processing/finalizing must be held up for the sake of a minority of administrations. Again, is this really a statistically significant percent such that things can't move forward until it's sorted.
Then you have a committee that needs to decide if all the questions were fair after looking at the aggregate statistics, and decide if questions need to be removed. This will take another few days. Bump in the road.
I'm not familiar with this process. The fact that items are pre-tested on the fifth section before actually used would seem to handle this issue on the front end. Maybe you have more insights into the process though. Genuinely interested in a link because this is actually fascinating separate and apart from waiting bellyaching.
Employees get weekends off to go home and live their life. Bump in the road.
As someone who's worked through multiple Christmases for the sake of clients and the almighty court, I couldn't care less.
While some of these things can be done simultaneously, LSAC does not have an army. It also has to handle applications (which is a majority of their work load), CAS, CRS, LLM applications, and various other things.
They have plenty of money in the bank. Lots of global operations expand and contract labor pools as needed. It's a matter of will and management.
Just make sure your lack of perspective and analytically though doesn't show through in your law school applications. You're all like that drunken asshole who complains the bartender isn't getting your drink fast enough, when he has 12 orders ahead of you in a packed bar, is low on ice, the barback is out on a smoke break, and has 6 people who all want to split the bill evenly and pay with 6 different credit cards. Oh, right, he just ran out of Beefeater so he has to run to storage and get another bottle because the asshole before you just really needs his gin and tonic right now with Beefeater. Tanqueray is not ok.
I'm happy to leave this for you and others to decide. You seem to be giving a lot of benefit of the doubt to LSAC which is fine. However, your arguments seem to make a ton of unexplained assumptions, especially regarding the need to process and release all at once.