Alpha-Score has a chart that suggests the scaled scores always correlate to percentiles (which makes sense): http://www.alpha-score.com/lsat-resources/lsat-scores-explained/It's a good question.
I dont remember seeing -8 as 170 for some time...good for you but just saying... -8 is usually 172+
Thanks all.I've got a follow up.So if my percentile score is calculated by comparing my raw score to that of those who wrote in the past three years and I happened to write the easiest test in that three year cycle, my 120-180 score will adjust accordingly (tough scale like -8 or -7 for 170) but my percentile could potentially be very high, correct?Example:On a harder test in the cycle, someone gets 75 questions right, scores 160 and is in the 80th percentileOn a much "easier" test in the cycle, someone gets 80 questions right, scores 160 and is in the 86th percentile.I'm preoccupied by this because I'm applying to a Canadian school and they use your percentile score for admission. I wrote my LSAT in Sept 2009 and I honestly think the test was much easier than anything else I've seen in the previous three years and I've written them all. I'm predicting 170 will be -8 or so and while that will hurt my 120-180 score, if my reasoning is correct it shouldn't matter because I only benefit when you calculate the percentile score and that's what my target school considers. Let me know if I'm way off here.