ERIC Number: ED170322
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Summaries of LSAC Sponsored Research: 1949-1974. Law School Admission Research.
Law School Admission Council, Princeton, NJ.
Research sponsored by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) between 1949 and 1974 is summarized. For each of 72 research projects, the project title, investigator's name, LSAC report number, and a one-paragraph statement of purpose and summary are presented. The methodological procedure, results, conclusions, and recommendations are also summarized when available. Citations to published reports are listed for each project, and a subject index is appended. The 72 research topics involve the following concerns related to the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and law school grades: validation of the LSAT; predictive validity of the LSAT; methods of decreasing test length; predictive ability of LSAT subsections; intra-individual variability; response sets and law school grades; grade prediction; LSAT data analysis; characteristics of undergraduates who become lawyers; re-administration of the LSAT to third-year law students; impact of afternoon tests; personality characteristics of law school students; testing minority group and foreign students; validity of experimental tests as predictors of law school success; predictive ability of the Graduate Record Examinations; sources of test bias; sex differences; candidate recommendation forms; law school grading; and LSAT item analysis. (GDC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Annotated Bibliographies, College Entrance Examinations, Grade Prediction, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Law Schools, Legal Education, Predictive Measurement, Predictive Validity, Predictor Variables, Professional Education, Research Projects, Success
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Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Law School Admission Council, Princeton, NJ.
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