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ERIC Number: ED405368
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
History and Performance of Chinese LSAT Test Takers.
Wang, Xiang Bo; Harris, Vincent
Although the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) has been administered to Chinese test takers in Taiwan and Hong Kong for more than 22 years and in China for the past decade, there is very little documentation on the history, test taker volumes, performance, or law school admission rates of these candidates. The current study addresses the following three issues: reviewing the history or LSAT administration in China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong; delineating the numbers of test takers in the three regions; and describing and comparing the performance of Chinese test takers since 1991. Between June 1986 and February 1991, a total of 14 test taken in China, 141 in Taiwan, and 128 in Hong Kong have taken the LSAT. Between June 1991 and 1995 the number of test takers in China increased, from 3 in 1991 to 30 in 1995. The test taker volume in Taiwan grew from 21 to 48 in that time, but the volume in Hong Kong declined steadily from 21 in 1991 to 8 in 1995. Since the LSAT adopted its new scale in 1991, three major findings are apparent about test takers from these areas. The average performance of Chinese test takers from the three regions is quite comparable, and is close to the LSAT population mean. Female Chinese test takers tend to score slightly higher than males, and those test takers whose dominant language is English performed better than those whose dominant language is Chinese. (Contains five tables and one reference.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China; Hong Kong; Taiwan
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Law School Admission Test