Dirigo wrote:cavalier2015 wrote:Dirigo wrote:cavalier2015 wrote:but isn't the point of a median to avoid "being thrown off" from each student?
Huh? I don't follow.
im just too lazy to try to explain haha. i just hope that we ALL did amazing on the lsat and we don't have to worry about medians
I think cavalier means that the median won't be changed/"thrown off" as much if for example, a student with a 152 were admitted. Because schools report a median rather than a mean, the 152 just gets slotted in as the lowest score and isn't averaged in, where it could do greater damage. A median is less susceptible than a mean to being thrown off by scores that are extremely low or extremely high for the school.
I know you already know this, Rigo...just explaining what I think was meant.