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LSAT/IQ Conversion Table
« on: October 22, 2004, 10:26:29 PM »
Here it is:

LSAT -- IQ
120  -- 98
121  -- 98
122  -- 99
123  -- 100
124  -- 100
125  -- 101
126  -- 102
127  -- 103
128  -- 104
129  -- 104
130  -- 105
131  -- 106
132  -- 107
133  -- 108
134  -- 108
135  -- 109
136  -- 110
137  -- 111
138  -- 112
139  -- 112
140  -- 113
141  -- 114
142  -- 115
143  -- 116
144  -- 117
145  -- 117
146  -- 118
147  -- 119
148  -- 120
149  -- 120
150  -- 121
151  -- 122
152  -- 123
153  -- 124
154  -- 125
155  -- 126
156  -- 126
157  -- 127
158  -- 128
159  -- 129
160  -- 130
161  -- 130
162  -- 131
163  -- 132 MENSA Level (98% of the population)
164  -- 133
165  -- 133
166  -- 134
167  -- 135
168  -- 136
169  -- 137
170  -- 138
171  -- 138
172  -- 139
173  -- 140 Genius/Near Genius
174  -- 141
175  -- 142
176  -- 143
177  -- 143
178  -- 144
179  -- 145
180  -- 146



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Re: LSAT/IQ Conversion Table
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2004, 10:31:07 PM »
is 100 not the median IQ???  anyway, my lsat score puts me two points lower then the IQ I had as a young man.  but maybe i have lost some of it thru the years of partying.

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Re: LSAT/IQ Conversion Table
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2004, 10:36:06 PM »
Pumpkin, I take serious issue with your scale.  First off, I am in Mensa but I did it through the WISC III exam, which is by far harder.  EACH test has different definitions of "genius", categorically the top 2%.  I scored within this range and within the top 1%, yet on the WISC III it is a 136.  In addition. the WISC III requirement for Mensa I believe is a 130, which in comparison is much harder to attain than a 163 on the LSAT.  As Im sure you have done, check out the acceptable scores for Mensa; you may be surprised with the exception they give LSAT "applicants" compared to those that take a "real" test.
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Re: LSAT/IQ Conversion Table
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2004, 10:40:01 PM »
let me just qualify what I said above... by "real" test I mean one that cannot be learned.  As is evident on this forum, many plan to take the lsat again because they can "learn" it.  An IQ test ( a real one ), the MENSA test, or almost any other acceptable test (as they have barred the SAT, PSAT) is "unlearnable".  I think that is an important distinction.
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Re: LSAT/IQ Conversion Table
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2004, 10:40:21 PM »
This is incorrect. I worked it out a few weeks back, the correct conversion formula is:

IQ = 1.5(LSAT) - 113.7

I'd be curious to hear how you got yours though. It really doesn't make a lot of sense.

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Re: LSAT/IQ Conversion Table
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2004, 10:44:01 PM »
This is incorrect. I worked it out a few weeks back, the correct conversion formula is:

IQ = 1.5(LSAT) - 114.9

I'd be curious to hear how you got yours though. It really doesn't make a lot of sense.

this one was only off by a single point... pretty accurate.

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Re: LSAT/IQ Conversion Table
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2004, 10:48:59 PM »
zxc, im not sure who your post was directed to... if it was me maybe this will help, as I dont understand your exact argument...



http://www.us.mensa.org/join_mensa/testscores.php3



again, im not disputing the acceptance for the LSAT, but rather the validity of it... at the same time, if you plan on submitting an LSAT score for admittance by all means do it!
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Re: LSAT/IQ Conversion Table
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2004, 11:06:47 PM »
zxc, im not sure who your post was directed to... if it was me maybe this will help, as I dont understand your exact argument...



http://www.us.mensa.org/join_mensa/testscores.php3



again, im not disputing the acceptance for the LSAT, but rather the validity of it... at the same time, if you plan on submitting an LSAT score for admittance by all means do it!

I was saying the OP's table was incorrect. It's not even close.

The formula I gave is actually based off the MENSA entrance requirements. I equated 163 with the 98th percentile of the general population, and the rest pretty much follows from there. As for the validity of the LSAT, my opinion is that it's fine. It doesn't correlate perfectly with IQ, but then no two IQ tests will correlate perfectly with each other either. And yes, people can improve their scores through concentrated study, but if someone took a Testmaster's course for IQ tests and spent upwards of 100 hours preparing, they'd see a fair improvement as well. None of these tests are immune to study.

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Re: LSAT/IQ Conversion Table
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2004, 11:13:02 PM »
They're completely incompatible tests - it's not even worth comparing, even though it's done.
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Re: LSAT/IQ Conversion Table
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2004, 11:16:54 PM »
Descriptive Classifications of Intelligence Quotients
  
IQ Description % of Population
130+ Very superior 2.2%
120-129 Superior 6.7%
110-119 High average 16.1%
90-109 Average 50%
80-89 Low average 16.1%
70-79 Borderline 6.7%
Below 70 Extremely low 2.2%

132 MENSA Level (98% of the population) where did u get this from? 98% of the population has a 132 IQ?  it's rediculous.