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SAT to LSAT predictor

jayhawk

Re: SAT to LSAT predictor
« Reply #30 on: October 04, 2004, 03:30:56 PM »
it put me at 7 points below my actual lsat score.

absy

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Re: SAT to LSAT predictor
« Reply #31 on: October 04, 2004, 03:34:58 PM »
I believe it put me around 4.5 below my real score

Re: SAT to LSAT predictor
« Reply #32 on: October 04, 2004, 04:14:27 PM »
I believe it put me around 4.5 below my real score

In LSAT terms, the SAT has about a 178 ceiling (i.e. 1600 = 177). Plus, there's a ceiling bumping effect for high SAT scores anyway, so one would expect the correlation to break down at this level.

BAFF213

Re: SAT to LSAT predictor
« Reply #33 on: October 04, 2004, 09:09:40 PM »
I'm trying to collect more data. Tell me if this work for converting between SAT and LSAT scores, if you've taken both. (Note that it's only valid if you took the SAT after 1995.) From what I've seen, so far so good. Rounding error is +/- 1 point.

LSAT = .0483(SAT) + 100

My starting points, for those who are interested: From the MENSA entrance requirements, I'm equating a score of 163 with the 98th percentile of the general population. I'm also equating the median SAT of 1019 with the theoretical median IQ of high school graduates, 110, which is about the 75th percentile.

161.82, but I didn't study for the SAT, whereas I studied my ass off for the LSAT.  If I had studied for the SAT, i probably would have got mid to high 1300's.  in this case, your equation would give me a 165.69.

dunson

Re: SAT to LSAT predictor
« Reply #34 on: October 05, 2004, 10:46:50 AM »
SAT has a math section, although some of the problems may pose similar thought processes to logical reasoning, there seems to be a big difference (I've only taken the test once, cold).  My verbal score on SAT was 99th percentile, my math was high, but much lower.  There seems to me a need for a qualification of the OP's equation to allow for an advantage towards the verbal score, or perhaps the verbal score and questions that lean towards LSAT type questions. Otherwise, the equation is not giving the proper weight to the more relevant verbal questioning.

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Re: SAT to LSAT predictor
« Reply #35 on: October 05, 2004, 11:35:29 AM »
I've heard also that a very rough heuristic is to take your verbal, divide by 10 and add 100

thechoson

Re: SAT to LSAT predictor
« Reply #36 on: October 05, 2004, 11:36:28 AM »
I sucked at both, does that count?

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Re: SAT to LSAT predictor
« Reply #37 on: October 05, 2004, 11:41:42 AM »
I've heard also that a very rough heuristic is to take your verbal, divide by 10 and add 100

That would put me even closer.

inthesun

Re: SAT to LSAT predictor
« Reply #38 on: October 05, 2004, 11:45:09 AM »
I took the SAT with no prep, hung over. 

I took a bad prep course for the LSAT (yes, I am finally denouncing Kaplan, but that's another thread).

1220 on the SAT predicts me at a 158.something on this calculator.

Got a 165. 

Re: SAT to LSAT predictor
« Reply #39 on: October 05, 2004, 12:20:17 PM »
I've heard also that a very rough heuristic is to take your verbal, divide by 10 and add 100

Id say that would be true except for the games section.  Theres no way that will work for me because I was very good at the skills measured by the verbal SAT but not great on the games section.  It would be an accurate predictor of roughly how well I do on teh otehr sections though.