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PREDICT THE SCALE

PREDICT THE SCALE
« on: February 17, 2005, 08:51:40 AM »
Guys,
You have all had a lot of experience with a lot of different tests and their accompanying scales... so, what do you predict the scale will be.
My Guess is that a 165 will be 81.

Ayone agree?  Disagree?
Thanks,
Adam

Re: PREDICT THE SCALE
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2005, 08:58:50 AM »
what raw score do you usually need to get a 155??

Re: PREDICT THE SCALE
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2005, 09:04:08 AM »
what raw score do you usually need to get a 155??

63-65

A.J

Re: PREDICT THE SCALE
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2005, 09:19:11 AM »
81=165 would be nice.  That tends to mean 87-88=170 but Im not sure the scale will be that easy for this test.  We can certainly hope.

Re: PREDICT THE SCALE
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2005, 09:24:04 AM »
Heh, I predict an 82 will be a 165.  And a 87-88 will be a 170.  The irony is, we'll never know the scale.

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Re: PREDICT THE SCALE
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2005, 12:45:38 PM »
Well, I am assuming that I got

10 on games.
37 on arguments.
16 on reading.
---
63 in total, perhaps giving or taking 3. So, really. I want to know what would be between a 60 and a 65.

Re: PREDICT THE SCALE
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2005, 12:50:09 PM »
81=165 would be nice.  That tends to mean 87-88=170 but Im not sure the scale will be that easy for this test.  We can certainly hope.

Considering the December 2004 LSAT had a relatively liberal scale, what are the odds that two consecutive LSATs will have liberal scales (87=170 is pretty liberal).

Re: PREDICT THE SCALE
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2005, 01:01:11 PM »
Given that the test was above average difficulty... you might expect the same scale as December. Keep in mind Dec. had 99 q's so if you add 1 raw to decembers 87, you'd get 88 = 170.

Thus we would have

180 - 98/100
175 - 93
170 - 88
167 - 84/85
165 - 82
160 - 74/75
155 - 66
150 - 57/58

That seems fair. More or less. 80 raw would be a 163.

Re: PREDICT THE SCALE
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2005, 01:06:24 PM »
81=165 would be nice.  That tends to mean 87-88=170 but Im not sure the scale will be that easy for this test.  We can certainly hope.

Considering the December 2004 LSAT had a relatively liberal scale, what are the odds that two consecutive LSATs will have liberal scales (87=170 is pretty liberal).

Check out this page:

http://www.powerscore.com/lsat/help/correct_targeted.htm

See how June, October, Dec 2000 all have similar, liberal scales?  It's happened before.

Re: PREDICT THE SCALE
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2005, 02:08:14 PM »
the odds that consecutive tests have a liberal scale are good.

in the last 17 disclosed LSATs, back-to-back scales, without Dec-June numbers, have gone from higher(harder) to lower(liberal) by 2+ points 4 times.
Consider Oct(90-170) and Dec (87-170).

they have been the same or varied by 1 point 7 times.

they have not gone from low to high by 2+ points.

when consecutive scales go from high to low by 2+, such as Oct-Dec, they are typically followed by a scale that varies by 1 or no points.

It appears that back-to-back scales don't go from a low to a high extreme (ex: 87-170, 91-170).

Given Dec was 87, Feb is likely to be an 87 or 88.