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Huge, Unexplained Jumps in Scores

t L

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Huge, Unexplained Jumps in Scores
« on: August 25, 2007, 11:11:51 AM »

I've taken 4 diagnostics.

I've gotten 160, 162, 165, and now a 178 out of nowhere on Oct 2003.

I went from missing 8-10 on LR to 1 on this test and missing around 6 on LG to 2.  My RC stayed about the same.

Has anyone else had these?

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Re: Huge, Unexplained Jumps in Scores
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2007, 12:44:13 PM »
Eek!  No, but I'm jealous.  My outliers haven't been nearly that drastic.  I would drop dead if I scored a 178, even on a practice test.  A 172 is my highest so far and I couldn't believe that one.

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Re: Huge, Unexplained Jumps in Scores
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2007, 07:23:31 PM »
Untimed had been getting 167-69. Last two have been 178, 175. I am starting to time mysself on Tuesday, and I hope to have 20 timed tests under my belt before the big day. My goal is to get to a 166. My score from Oct 2005 is a 163. Hell if I go up one point, the journey would be worth it.

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Re: Huge, Unexplained Jumps in Scores
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2007, 07:38:01 PM »
While such a score is neat to see, when you do tests it's really best to pay attention to your raw score and not merely the scale.  I've seen some tests where only 85 right still obtained a 170, but obviously you can't miss anywhere near 16 on the newer tests and hope to get such a high score.  Some will argue that these older tests with more lenient curves are harder, as would make sense, but I wouldn't be banking on there being a huge difference in the quality of questions on the next real LSAT, which is why raw score is so important.