Unlimited Retakes?

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Re: Unlimited Retakes?

Postby hushpuppy » Fri May 19, 2017 10:48 pm

dj9i27 wrote:
sanzgo wrote:i'd expect this to make things ever so slightly more splitter-unfriendly.

i don't know what the hell lsac is thinking but i don't like the looks of this.

they (and schools like harvard) should be making it harder for people to go to LS, not easier. too bad all they care about $$$

cross post from September study group
Initial response to the abolishment of the 3x takes is that it is splitter death. I disagree. It isn't like June and September are going to have a massive influx of only 180ers hell not even 170ers, it'll probably remain the same because test takers are only marginally different year to year; and we are still at one of the lowest applicant number ever and Harvard's medians dropped as well as Stanford. Dropping medians are a thing and we all need to look at this as a good thing.


The SAT are taken unlimited times and top scores still remain about the same. I think a 174+ and especially a 177+ will hold their value

Why do you think the medians have dropped? Curious.

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Re: Unlimited Retakes?

Postby 34iplaw » Sat May 20, 2017 12:07 am

hushpuppy wrote:
dj9i27 wrote:
sanzgo wrote:i'd expect this to make things ever so slightly more splitter-unfriendly.

i don't know what the hell lsac is thinking but i don't like the looks of this.

they (and schools like harvard) should be making it harder for people to go to LS, not easier. too bad all they care about $$$

cross post from September study group
Initial response to the abolishment of the 3x takes is that it is splitter death. I disagree. It isn't like June and September are going to have a massive influx of only 180ers hell not even 170ers, it'll probably remain the same because test takers are only marginally different year to year; and we are still at one of the lowest applicant number ever and Harvard's medians dropped as well as Stanford. Dropping medians are a thing and we all need to look at this as a good thing.


The SAT are taken unlimited times and top scores still remain about the same. I think a 174+ and especially a 177+ will hold their value

Why do you think the medians have dropped? Curious.


Less people taking the test. 170+ is now down to something like 2,700 people I think? 173+ is like 1,000? Harvard alone takes close to 600 of these people (maybe 550... I'm not sure how many sub 170s get into H, but it is not many.)

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Re: Unlimited Retakes?

Postby hushpuppy » Sat May 20, 2017 1:04 am

34iplaw wrote:
hushpuppy wrote:
dj9i27 wrote:
sanzgo wrote:i'd expect this to make things ever so slightly more splitter-unfriendly.

i don't know what the hell lsac is thinking but i don't like the looks of this.

they (and schools like harvard) should be making it harder for people to go to LS, not easier. too bad all they care about $$$

cross post from September study group
Initial response to the abolishment of the 3x takes is that it is splitter death. I disagree. It isn't like June and September are going to have a massive influx of only 180ers hell not even 170ers, it'll probably remain the same because test takers are only marginally different year to year; and we are still at one of the lowest applicant number ever and Harvard's medians dropped as well as Stanford. Dropping medians are a thing and we all need to look at this as a good thing.


The SAT are taken unlimited times and top scores still remain about the same. I think a 174+ and especially a 177+ will hold their value

Why do you think the medians have dropped? Curious.


Less people taking the test. 170+ is now down to something like 2,700 people I think? 173+ is like 1,000? Harvard alone takes close to 600 of these people (maybe 550... I'm not sure how many sub 170s get into H, but it is not many.)


Really! I guess I didn't know so few people got those high numbers ... and I didn't know the numbers were falling. I'm learning so much from all of you, and it's only been five days!

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Re: Unlimited Retakes?

Postby Platopus » Sat May 20, 2017 7:28 pm

hushpuppy wrote:
Really! I guess I didn't know so few people got those high numbers ... and I didn't know the numbers were falling. I'm learning so much from all of you, and it's only been five days!


110-120K people take the test each year, so 170 being top 2.5% is like 2,500 or whatever.



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