August 2014 LSAT Class Results

In my latest class, 25 students submitted LSAT results for both test #1 and test #3.  Here are the results for that group: Test #1 Class Averages: August 5, 2014 (June 2011 official LSAT) Logic Games:  11.7 correct Logical Reasoning:  26.0 correct Reading Comprehension:  13.2 correct Total Raw Score:  50.9 correct Scaled LSAT Score:  146.7 Scaled LSAT Range: 132-162

Just 18 days later, the class had their final diagnostic:

Test #3 Class Averages:  August 23, 2014 (June 2013 official LSAT) Logic Games:  13.3 correct (+1.6) Logical Reasoning:  28.4 correct (+2.4) Reading Comprehension:  14.9 correct (+1.7) Total Raw Score:  56.6 correct (+5.7) Scaled LSAT Score:  151.0 (+4.3) Scaled LSAT Range:  133-166

Overall, I'm pretty happy with this result. Four LSAT points might not sound like a lot, but it's pretty solid when you look at the percentiles. On average, the class moved past 14 percent of all test-takers in just three weeks. Consider the high scorer in the class, a fellow named Tom. Tom started with a 162 and finished with a 166. Imagine what his application looks like to the admissions committee at UC Davis Law. Tom's starting 162 would be below the median (164) at Davis, and not much above the 25th percentile (161). It's uncertain whether Tom would get in with his 162. But with his 166, he is now above Davis' 75th percentile (165). With a 166, not only would Tom get in to UC Davis Law, he'd more than likely be offered a scholarship. Students should fight for every point they can get on the LSAT.

I'm particularly proud of the following students:

Biggest Improvement, Scaled LSAT Score: Peter, from 138 to 158 (+20)

Biggest Improvement, Logic Games: Peter, from 9 correct to 17 correct (+8)

Biggest Improvement, Logical Reasoning: Peter, from 19 correct to 35 correct (+16)

Biggest Improvement, Reading Comprehension: Robert, from 6 correct to 19 correct (+13)

Most of these students are prepping for the September 27 LSAT, so they have four more weeks to study.  I'll report back soon!