splitmuch wrote:You guys do realize that the group of people who take the LSAT is a smaller, more intelligent, and more educated (on average) subset of the people who take the SAT, right?
It makes perfect sense for something who got in the 99th percentile on the SAT to get in the 95/96th and 93rd percentiles on the LSAT. Its not that its "different" (the reading comp sections essentially test the exact same skills) as much as it is higher competition.
I mean a 1490 is 99th percentile on the SAT. While objectively good, its not the same as a 1590, and it makes sense that that the former would correlate to mid 160s LSATs.
This is wrong. While the group of people who take the LSAT is probably more intelligent on average, that doesn't explain the difference between SAT and LSAT scores. One guy earlier in the thread had a 1250 and a 176. My scores were similar to that guy. Many people have high SATs and low LSATs. The reality is that the SAT simply doesn't correlate much with the LSAT. They just test different things. I would say that the SAT is closer to testing how well you have learned your math and vocabulary while the LSAT tests innate analytic ability.