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http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2006/06/aba_to_require_.html

ABA to Require Schools to Report Highest LSAT Scores from Multiple Tests, Rather Than Average Scores

At its June 8-11 meeting in Cleveland, the Council of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar voted to change its data collection procedures to require law schools in computing the 75th percentile, median, and 25th percentile LSAT scores of their entering classes to report the highest score of matriculants who took the test more than once. The ABA's prior rules had required schools to report the average LSAT score of students who took multiple tests. The rule change follows similar action taken by the Law School Admission Council. Although the change will encourage students to take the LSAT more than once, current LSAC rules limits applicants to three tests in any two-year period.

June 14, 2006 in Law School | Permalink


This is big news.
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too bad you can take your best sections from each and kinda combine them like you did to get your best mixed SAT score..haha

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WTF I just cancelled my score yesterday!!! is this true!! OMG I can't believe my luck..
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Does anyone know when the schools will change their policies?
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How does this stop them from using your average score to decide your admission, though?

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Think LSAC will reinstate my score on the grounds that I didn't know of the policy change that were made two days prior to my cancellation?  No one will ever cancel again this is HUGE
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This doesn't change much about admissions does it?  Won't all of your scores still be reported TO the law schools?  This just says that the law schools can only report an admittee's highest score for things like rankings.

Or am I misunderstanding?
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oh it's just data collection... so this could only increase the average LSAT in the rankings... no admissions change.  That's no good for us then...
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My guess is that the reason most law school were not just taking the higher score was that, when they publically reported the scores of their incoming class, they did so with the average of a student's scores. Now that LSAC has changed their policy, schools will be reporting the highest of a student's scores, so it will no longer hurt their average LSAT for the incoming class if they accept someone who scored a 130 and also a 170.

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unless they are so used to doing it the old way.. and the menu cost or lag of changing policy at that particular university... something to think about.. I would get on the phone and just call the universities and get their side of the story
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