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ERIC Number: ED045043
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct-27
Pages: 2
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Law School Admission Test Council Statement on Pass-Fail Grading Systems as Endorsed by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association.
Law schools traditionally have relied on the undergraduate grade-point average (GPA) and the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) to determine admission policies. The adoption by an increasing number of colleges and universities of pass-fail grading systems has some implications for the law school admission process. This statement examines some of the effects of the pass-fail system upon graduates seeking admission to law school. With the absence of the GPA, prediction of success must be based upon the LSAT score, which is not as accurate a predictor as when combined with the GPA. When a transcript contains some conventional grades and some pass-fail grades, it is assumed that the student chose conventional grades in courses where he expected to do well. The general implication of the increased use of pass-fail grading is that law school admissions committees will place an increased reliance upon the LSAT score, a greater reliance than either the Council or the law school admissions committee would like. (AF)
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