ERIC Number: ED170321
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Major Research Efforts of the Law School Admission Council. Law School Admission Research.
Hart, Frederick M.; Evans, Franklin R.
Research conducted by the Law School Admission Council since the development of the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) in 1948 is described. An overview of the research topics is provided, and relevant published reports are cited in 61 footnotes. The following topics of study are discussed: (1) use and validity of traditional predictors of law school success--LSAT and undergraduate grade point average (UGPA); (2) prediction of LSAT scores and grades for applicant subgroups--including blacks, whites, Chicanos, females, culturally deprived, males, college majors, and foreign candidates; (3) other predictors, including LSAT tests of writing ability and of general background, Myers-Briggs type indicators, interviews, and faculty recommendations; (4) undergraduate grades; (5) law school grades, which serve as the criteria against which the effectiveness of predictors are measured; (6) development of new test item types; and (7) prediction of success in the legal profession. (GDC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Entrance Examinations, Grade Point Average, Grade Prediction, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Law Schools, Legal Education, Predictive Measurement, Predictive Validity, Predictor Variables, Professional Education, Racial Differences, Research Projects, Research Reviews (Publications), Sex Differences, Success, Test Construction
Law Programs, Educational Testing Service, P.O. Box 40, Newtown Pennsylvania 18940 (free)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Law School Admission Council, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers: Law School Admission Test
Note: For related documents, see TM 008 523-524 and 526-528