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SAT to LSAT predictor

dunson

Re: SAT to LSAT predictor
« Reply #40 on: October 05, 2004, 12:22:47 PM »
I've heard also that a very rough heuristic is to take your verbal, divide by 10 and add 100

That would work better for myself...

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Re: SAT to LSAT predictor
« Reply #41 on: October 05, 2004, 12:23:22 PM »
I think that abs' simplistic way is going to be more accurate for me (171) than the OP's (175). But when you come down to it, I don't think there's much of a correlation at all, other than "If you did well on the SAT you'll do well on the LSAT." But hell, I'll be happy with either score. We'll see in a few weeks.

Re: SAT to LSAT predictor
« Reply #42 on: October 05, 2004, 12:35:36 PM »
I scored in the 99th percentile on the SAT.  Near perfect score in verbal, lousy score in math.  According to the formula, I should be scoring 176 on the LSAT.  Ha, I havent been able to get past 160.  I'm great at verbal, but have a serious spatial orientation problem so logic games suck for me, despite two go rounds at Powerscore, LGB, and dozens of imported British Logic puzzle books.

So it doesn't really applye to me.

Rachel

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Re: SAT to LSAT predictor
« Reply #43 on: October 05, 2004, 04:20:24 PM »
I've heard also that a very rough heuristic is to take your verbal, divide by 10 and add 100

that would give me a 166

superiorlobe

Re: SAT to LSAT predictor
« Reply #44 on: October 05, 2004, 04:24:42 PM »
My SAT scores = 650 Math, 670 Verbal.  I took the SAT cold, with absolutely no preperation.  This was back in 1992 when preparing for standardized tests was still somewhat novel.

My GRE scores = 720 Verbal, 760 Math, 780 Analytical. Took it in 1996. I spent about 2 months preparing.

My LSAT score = 170-174 (estimate).  I spent over a year practicing (on and off).

I will update this post with my real LSAT score once I know what it is.

Re: SAT to LSAT predictor
« Reply #45 on: October 05, 2004, 04:49:25 PM »
Hey do you have any idea how old GRE scores compare with scores from the new GRE?


Re: SAT to LSAT predictor
« Reply #46 on: October 09, 2004, 02:40:10 AM »
Updated the formula (see original post), got rid of some of the rounding inaccuracy. It should add about .7 to predicted LSAT scores. Interestingly -- and this is probably just coincidence -- a 1600 corresponds almost exactly with a 178. Also interesting to note is how the median SAT of 1020 equates to a 150, only slightly below the LSAT median of 151. Apparently, people taking the LSAT really aren't any smarter as a group than those taking the SAT.

Someone above said that the SAT verbal should be weighted more heavily than the math. I'm no so sure about this. Clearly, RC should have an very high correlation with SAT verbal. But I'm willing to bet that games have a much higher correlation with math. As for the other half of the test, LR, I really have no idea whether this correlates more strongly with verbal or math. It doesn't make much sense just to assume it correlates better with verbal simply because it's in word form, not number form. Without anything more to go off of, we might as well give equal weight to both in this section, and as the correlations of RC and games cancel each other out, we're left with math and verbal receiving equal weighting in the final equation.

Re: SAT to LSAT predictor
« Reply #47 on: October 09, 2004, 03:24:14 AM »
Never took the SAT, apparently my score is equivalent to a 1340-1370 though, which equates to a 165. I don't like my ACT score of 30 though. I was doing it first time, early in the morning, and the only section I did bad on was math, because I'd screwed off in math for the past four years. Everything else was 33-36 :P (Math was 20! :( )

BAFF213

Re: SAT to LSAT predictor
« Reply #48 on: October 09, 2004, 09:29:30 AM »
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 = (SAT)/20.7 + 100.7

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.

The new formula gives me a 162.5.

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Re: SAT to LSAT predictor
« Reply #49 on: October 09, 2004, 09:39:02 AM »
155.5 wtf.