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Actual Score V. Scaled Score

annaemurphy279annaemurphy279 Monthly Member
edited November 2021 in General 99 karma


I just wanted a little clarification on the scoring of PTs. For example, when I take a practice test and I get a -25 and it results in a 156, why then when I select getting -25 on the score conversion table it says it would result in a scaled score of 162? Is the scaled score the number law schools will see? Which one most closely conforms to my final score? Which one is the score that matters?

I see 156 and I panic, but then I see 162 and I think, eh, that's not too bad. I'm a little confused.... I just want to know hypothetically if I performed with -25 in test day what would my score really translate to.


  • a_pmorenoca_pmorenoc Alum Member
    633 karma

    It depends on what PrepTest you did and what scale you're looking at. For example most are 4 scored sections resulting in scores up to 100-102 (pre-flex tests), so if you got -25 on these tests, it's likely 162 is the best approximate scaled score. If you took a 3 scored section test which is how it's scored now, -25 is a 156ish (since it's only out of 75-76)

  • andrew.rsnandrew.rsn Alum Member
    831 karma

    Agreed. -25 would be around a 156 on a 3 section test with 75 questions., but 162ish on a 4 section test with 100 questions.

  • Juliet --Student Service--Juliet --Student Service-- Member Administrator Student Services
    edited November 2021 4998 karma

    Hi @annaemurphy279

    The score conversion table varies from LSAT to LSAT. For example, I looked at the score conversion table for PrepTest 91 which includes an experimental section, and with a raw score of -25, the scaled score is 156. See the screenshot below:


    I also looked at the score conversion for PrepTest 88 taken as a full 4-section PrepTest, and with a raw score of -25, the scaled score is 162. See the screenshot below:


    You might also find the following helpful: How to Calculate Your LSAT Scores and Percentile

    I hope this helps! Please let me know if you have any further questions.

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