Blueprint conducted the study in the spring of 2011 and it included all qualifying students (first time Blueprint students in classroom courses who took all four practice exam) in all Blueprint classroom courses across the country. The score was calculated from students’ first practice exam to their best exam scores.
The LSAT scoring scale runs from a 120 (the lowest possible score) to a 180 (the highest possible score). Because the LSAT is essentially curved, eleven points on the LSAT translates to a large percentage increase. For instance, a score increase from a 150 to a 161 on the exam can move a student from the 44th to the 83rd percentile.
In addition to the eleven point increase, the following results obtained:
- 91.6% of students increased their practice exam score by 5 or more points.
- 57.8% of students increased their practice exam score by 10 or more points.
- 21.7% of Blueprint students increased their practice exam score by 15 or more points.
Blueprint founder Trent Teti commented “I’m happy that the results of the study vindicate our teaching methods. We work hard to ensure our curriculum is the best available and our score increase study demonstrates our students are learning how to tackle this difficult exam.”
For the full results of the score increase study, please visit the Blueprint web site at: http://blueprintprep.com/
Details of the Study:
The score increase study was conducted in the spring of 2011 and included all qualifying students in all Blueprint classroom courses across the country, including Boston, Manhattan, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Austin, Phoenix, Los Angles, San Diego, Irvine, and Berkeley.
To qualify for the study, students had to take all four proctored practice exams given in the course. The study excluded self-study students who did not attend a live class. Repeat students were also excluded.
The score increase was calculated from students’ first practice exam to their best score. Using the first to last practice exam convention, the average score increase was nine (9) points.
The score increase data was calculated by the accounting firm of Howard & Howard using test results taken directly from the Blueprint database.
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About Blueprint Test Preparation:
Founded in 2005 by Trent Teti, Matt Riley and Jodi Triplett, Blueprint is one of the few LSAT companies that publishes practice exam study results. Blueprint offers 100 hour classroom courses and its online LSAT prep class, Blueprint: The Movie. 2.0.