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# What's the difference between a 155 and 156 (Raw Score)

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edited December 2014 in General 938 karma
Hello, everyone! I'm a bit confused. In preparation for the Dec. LSAT I took PTs 68/69/70 and score a raw number of 68, all of which were calculated as a score of 156.

Here: http://www.powerscore.com/lsat/help/correct_targeted.cfm

My preptest 70 (October 2013) I got a 156 with 68 as my raw score, but on that website it says a raw score of 64 is a 155, so is 4 more correct answer really only 1 more point?

Preptest 69 (June 2013) I got a 156 with 68 as my raw score, but on that website a 155 is 63 right.. So getting 5 answers correct only gives me one more point?

Preptest 68 (December 2012) I got a 156 with 68 as my raw score, but on that website a 155 is a raw score of 65, so getting 3 more questions right only gives me one more point?

Maybe I just don't understand the scoring scale... If anyone can resolve, reconcile, and explain it would be awesome!
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• Alum Member
edited December 2014 135 karma
Are you looking at the score conversion chart for each test, or assuming that a 68 always equals a 156 based off of one test you did? I would take a look at these conversion charts: http://www.cambridgelsat.com/resources/data/consolidated-score-conversion-charts/
It's usually a difference of 1-2 raw points between each scaled point.

edit: It looks like a 68 is a 156 for PT 68 and a 157 for PT 69 and 70.
• Alum Member
edited December 2014 938 karma
@LeBisondeMist I'm just comparing the powerscore targeted score chart with the raw total I get on the PTs. Yeah based on this conversion chart I would have gotten a 157 not a 156 (which is the score 7Sage gives me).
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edited December 2014 2116 karma
Hey, you might find this site useful:

http://www.cambridgelsat.com/resources/data/consolidated-score-conversion-charts/

I think whatever source you were using to find your score is a bit off. A raw score of 68 would have scored you a 157 on PT 69 and PT 70.

Edit: Scooped by Mist. :P
• Alum Member
135 karma
@mpits001 I would ignore the powerscore chart and just use the actual conversion chart provided with each PT, honestly.
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938 karma
@LeBisondeMist okay thank you! I didn't know about the conversion chart until you linked it.