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wellpreserved

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What is the best way to compare my LSAT score?
« on: November 22, 2008, 06:54:21 PM »
Maybe a crazy question guys, but my concern is about how best to utilize lsn and the database here.

How many points in either direction of the LSAT would you safely compare yourself to? With my 156 should I consider the record earned by a 158 or a 159?

Thanks.
I tested between 151 and 162. I hoped for the high end and ended up in the middle. Still, not a bad plan overall, I think.

LSAT: 156 (not taking it again and you can't make me)
GPA: 3.4ish. Still a semester to go
URM, non-trad, 12 yrs work exp, published
Looking for low debt and high aid

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Re: What is the best way to compare my LSAT score?
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2008, 07:04:36 PM »
Maybe a crazy question guys, but my concern is about how best to utilize lsn and the database here.

How many points in either direction of the LSAT would you safely compare yourself to? With my 156 should I consider the record earned by a 158 or a 159?

Thanks.

Probably two on each side, to give you a large enough set. So 154-158 seems safe.

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Re: What is the best way to compare my LSAT score?
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2008, 08:59:44 AM »
standard deviation on lsat c. 3.  to employ typical level of confidence for social science (alpha level of 95%), then go two standard deviations.  and they still only 95% confident accurately measure your score within 12-point range!