Why is the median score a 150?

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Re: Why is the median score a 150?

Postby bjsesq » Fri Jan 30, 2015 4:14 pm

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bjsesq wrote:this question doesn't make any sense, but thanks all for the well thought out replies


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Re: Why is the median score a 150?

Postby Dr. Nefario » Fri Jan 30, 2015 4:15 pm

You can do anything you want.

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Re: Why is the median score a 150?

Postby bjsesq » Fri Jan 30, 2015 4:19 pm

RaiderRed wrote:You can do anything you want.

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Re: Why is the median score a 150?

Postby MattM » Sun Feb 01, 2015 2:36 pm


I really want to know what OP was actually trying to ask...

Why are 50% of people dumb enough to score below 150?



This is what I was wondering

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Re: Why is the median score a 150?

Postby Orion311 » Fri Feb 06, 2015 10:54 am

The scale is built as a rank-ordering scale. If 1000 people with IQs of 195 studied for a full year straight and took it (and no one else took it), the median would be 150, because that is literally how the scale is defined. The numbers are built to correspond to percentiles.

Edit: Of course, they're meant to be reliable across different test dates, so we'd have to assume that this was what every testing body looked like. But this is basically like asking how so many people manage to only score 100 on an IQ test. The test is built such that 100 is median and 100 is defined as the median, so it's not a very meaningful question.

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Re: Why is the median score a 150?

Postby ymmv » Fri Feb 06, 2015 12:06 pm

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Re: Why is the median score a 150?

Postby The Mixed Tape » Fri Feb 06, 2015 12:09 pm

Orion311 wrote:The scale is built as a rank-ordering scale. If 1000 people with IQs of 195 studied for a full year straight and took it (and no one else took it), the median would be 150, because that is literally how the scale is defined. The numbers are built to correspond to percentiles.

no, that's not how it works

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 0#p5497692

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Re: Why is the median score a 150?

Postby Orion311 » Sat Feb 07, 2015 3:53 am

The Mixed Tape wrote:
Orion311 wrote:The scale is built as a rank-ordering scale. If 1000 people with IQs of 195 studied for a full year straight and took it (and no one else took it), the median would be 150, because that is literally how the scale is defined. The numbers are built to correspond to percentiles.

no, that's not how it works

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=184800#p5497692


You didn't quote the edit I made right after the post where I talked about how the tests are supposed to be equivalent so you're not penalized for the test date you choose. So perhaps using the example was bad (hence my edit). But it is a rank-ordering scale - each test isn't supposed to have the same scale (as I acknowledged...), but if everyone who EVER took the test was that smart, they would scale 150 to be what the average test taker can get.

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Re: Why is the median score a 150?

Postby The Mixed Tape » Sat Feb 07, 2015 5:11 am

try not to b so insufferable

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Re: Why is the median score a 150?

Postby Pragmatic Gun » Wed Feb 25, 2015 11:59 pm

iguazu wrote:
RaiderRed wrote:The better question is why is the 90th percentile not good enough of the best schools? On most things in life, (i.e. wealth) if you were top 10% you'd be happy, but with LSAT, most of us need to be top percent to even be satisfied.


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