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Derivation and Applicability of Asymptotic Results for Multiple-Subtest Person-Fit Statistics (RR 15-02)

In high-stakes testing, it is important to verify the validity of individual test scores. Although a test, in general, results in valid test scores for most test takers, there may be individual test takers with unusual answer patterns for whom test score validity is questionable. One example of such aberrance is a test taker who guesses on a large number of questions or one who has preknowledge of the answers to some questions. An effective statistical technique (developed for a single test) was extended for tests that consist of multiple subtests, as does the Law School Admission Test. The results of simulation studies indicated that this extension was useful in categorizing test score patterns as normal or aberrant, even when subtests have only 10 items.

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Evidence to Support Validity Claims for Using LSAT Scores...

Law School Admission Test (LSAT) scores provide a standard measure of an applicant’s proficiency in a well-defined set of important skills associated with success in law school coursework. LSAT scores are also a strong predictor of first-year grades (FYG) and cumulative grade point average (CGPA) in law school. The most recent correlational study of LSAT results (2019) shows that LSAT scores are far superior to undergraduate grade point average (UGPA) in predicting FYG...

Understanding and Interpreting Law School Enrollment Data...

The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) has a long-standing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in legal education and in the legal profession. In line with its mission to promote quality, access, and equity in legal education, LSAC is providing this report, Understanding and Interpreting Law School Enrollment Data: A Focus on Race and Ethnicity, to help law schools, admission professionals, and other legal education stakeholders understand how we are measuring who is the pipeline.