I'd like to leave something more for future test takers- basically a summary of the things we know and the things we don't know about the LSAT and our LSAT experience. There's a lot of speculation and misinformation that goes around, and hopefully this can cut down on that a bit. The knowledgable test takers are less likely to be posting here come September, so that's why I'd like to compile this information now.
If you have something to add, please do so. If you think there is something here that isn't supported by the facts, speak up. I've placed a question mark by information that I'm not 100% sure on, so please confirm/deny that information.General info
There were 100 questions on the four scored sections of the June 2006 LSAT. No questions were thrown out.
The second section was the experimental section for all test takers.
Each test taker had one of the following test forms(?):
LR(26), EXP, LG, RC, LR(25)
LG, EXP, LR(26), RC, LR(25)
LR(26), EXP, LG, LR(25), RC
LG, EXP, LR(26), LR(25), RC
LR(26) is the 26 question LR section, LR(25) is the 25 question LR section.
There were 22 questions on the LG section and 27 questions on the RC question.
Test takers recieved one of two writing prompts- one in which you were asked to choose between two options for a theater that wanted to put on a play and another one in which you were asked to evaluate an argument that claims to show that the central banker's focus on curbing inflation is misguided.Score release date
The scores for the June 2006 LSAT were released on Thursday, June 29th starting at approximately 4pm. Not everyone recieved their score at that time, many LSD posters did not report getting their score until 5 or 6PM.
Prior to the release of the scores, the score release date was listed as 6/29 in some areas of the LSAC website and 7/3 on other areas of the LSAC website. About two days(?) before the test, the 6/29 references were replaced with 7/3.
(Pure speculation: LSAC has a real release date and a public release date. The public release date is a few days later in order to avoid complaints if the scores are delayed by a day or two for whatever reason)
The score emails had the subject line of "Your June 2006 LSAT Score" and were from LSAC SCORE, email@example.com
The text read:
Please do not reply to this email. E-mail sent to this address cannot be answered.
Please contact us with your comments, questions, or concerns at LSACinfo@LSAC.org.
Please provide your LSAC account number in all correspondence.
LSAC account number: L ########
Your June 12, 2006 LSAT score is ###. The percentile rank is ##.
A copy of your LSAT Score Report will be available in the LSAT section of the MY
DOCS folder in your Online Services account at www.lsac.org. Other test related
documents (in accordance with LSAC disclosure policies) may also be available in the
Law School Admission Council
The day prior to the release, a schedule maintaince notice was posted on the LSAC website. The online services were down between 9AM and 12PM EST on Thursday the 29th.
LSD poster chrisls1bird reports reciving his score email approximately five minutes after his score was posted on the LSAC website. The Scale
The following is an incomplete scale for the June 2006 LSAT. There were no raw scores that produced a 176 or 123.
The first number is the LSAT score, the second number is the lowest possible raw score needed to obtain that LSAT score.
180 - 99
175 - 95
170 - 90
165 - 84
160 - 76
155 - 67
150 - 58
145 - 49
140 - 40
135 - 32
130 - 25
125 - 19
120 - 0
You can compare this with previous scales here: http://powerscore.com/lsat/help/correct_targeted.htm
According to a LSD poll, and assuming no one voted after the test results were posted (last post in thread was June 15), 43.4% guessed the -10 for 170 scale correctly. Poll is here: http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,65076.0.htmlPost-mortem
Following the test, many LSD posters helped construct a post-mortem for the test, consisting of agreed upon answers to the questions. While many questions were quite controversial (I think we had some questions where people claimed their different answers were both 99% right), the majority was right on all RC questions and about 49 of 51 LR questions. The LG post mortem does not appear to contain any obvious errors, but it was incomplete. Test rules
LSD posters reported a wide variation on the enforcement of LSAC rules. Some test centers did not strictly enforce (or enforce at all) rules regarding cell phones, food, drink, reading material in the testing room.
It appears that some (but not all) people were not allowed to use the Deluxe silent timers sold by Powerscore, but no problems were reported with other timers (? - post if you did have a problem).