Higher LSAT curves in different regions?

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Higher LSAT curves in different regions?

Postby aae97 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:57 pm

This might be a ridiculous question but, one of my classmates mentioned that taking the LSATs in less populated, less affluent areas in comparison to where we live, would yield a higher curve. If I were to take my LSATs, say, in the middle of nowhere Alabama, rather than in Boston, MA, would the curve be significantly higher? I couldn't find any information online backing this up. I would be taking the June 2018 LSAT, if that matters.

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Kummel
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Re: Higher LSAT curves in different regions?

Postby Kummel » Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:00 pm

Yeah your friend is totally wrong. First the exam isn’t curved. It’s adjusted before anyone takes it. It’s also across the board the same adjustment so your friends thought makes no sense.

Pretty easy to find info on this.

https://www.powerscore.com/lsat/help/scale.cfm

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Re: Higher LSAT curves in different regions?

Postby Rigo » Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:32 pm

lolno

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Re: Higher LSAT curves in different regions?

Postby JazzOne » Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:55 pm

OP,

You stink.

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Re: Higher LSAT curves in different regions?

Postby Mikey » Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:11 am

That's not true at all. Your classmate has 0 idea what they're talking about lol.

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Re: Higher LSAT curves in different regions?

Postby MercW07 » Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:33 pm

Could you imagine if this was true? Lmao like oh shit I have to book a flight out to Washington cause they have -14 curve and the state I’m from has a -9!! “High curve” testing centers would be busting at the seams and low curve areas would be empty

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Re: Higher LSAT curves in different regions?

Postby MonicaYoung_LOL » Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:54 pm

aae97 wrote:This might be a ridiculous question but, one of my classmates mentioned that taking the LSATs in less populated, less affluent areas in comparison to where we live, would yield a higher curve. If I were to take my LSATs, say, in the middle of nowhere Alabama, rather than in Boston, MA, would the curve be significantly higher? I couldn't find any information online backing this up. I would be taking the June 2018 LSAT, if that matters.


To be fair, the National Merit curve for CollegeBoard for the PSATs is different depending on the region you're in. It doesn't mean that your score is different--a solid score in NY state is the exact same score in AL--but for the sake of being National Merit Semifinalist and/or finalist, different states have different standards. So, like, if you're from a rural region, the score to qualify for National Merit may be a lot lower than it is in, say, NY, NJ, or CA.

I understand the confusion, but no, as everyone has said, on the LSAT, that's not how it works. Just take it wherever is most convenient for you.

Hope that helps!




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