There have been a lot of changes to the LSAT as the test-maker shifted the exam to the LSAT-Flex, then to the current remote LSAT format. But what does this mean for scoring? Here’s everything you need to convert official LSAT practice tests to the new remote LSAT scoring, from score conversion charts to an LSAT score calculator.
To start off, we’ve calculated the raw to scaled score conversions for all PrepTests in this LSAT Score Conversion PDF! Click below to access this great resource for your prep.
Remote LSAT Score Conversion Table
Note: This table assumes a 75- or 76-question remote LSAT (and technically, the actual range could be 73-78 questions). The conversion for tests going forward may be adjusted slightly. This should be good enough for you to predict your remote LSAT score from practice though!
|LSAT Raw Score (remote test)||LSAT Scaled Score||LSAT Percentile|
Remote LSAT Score Calculator
- An important note!
Based on historical LSAT data, each raw score could potentially produce a range of scaled scores–yes, even on the remote LSAT! To give you a single score, we took the mean of this range and its corresponding percentile (rounding up to the nearest whole number). To see the full range for both scaled scores and percentiles, go to the LSAT conversion table below!
How to Predict Your Remote LSAT Score
Curious about how you’d score on the actual remote LSAT if you took it today? Here’s what you can do to get a snapshot of your current score!
- Take a Practice Remote LSAT (here’s how!): Take a practice LSAT test, but skip one of the Logical Reasoning sections. Ideally, if you want to use the score conversion chart below precisely, you’ll take one that has a 23-question Logic Games section, a 25- or 26-question Logical Reasoning section, and a 27-question Reading Comprehension section (again, this is going to be most exams). It’s fine to use tests that have different numbers of questions, but take that into account when you use the chart below to convert your score if you do take a test that has fewer or more questions.
- What to do if your LSAT has 73-74 or 77-78 questions: if you take a test that ends up with fewer overall questions (than the standard 75-76 we’ve mapped out below), count up your number of correct answers and match it to a scaled score that is one or two scores higher than the chart below.
- If you take a test with more overall questions, count your number of correct answers and match it to a scaled score that is one or two scores lower than the chart .
- Download our PrepTest score conversion chart for your specific LSAC PrepTest: In the PDF, you’ll find remote LSAT/LSAT-Flex score conversion tables for each released PrepTest!
- Use our Remote LSAT Score Predictor! Alternately, you can use the calculator below to find the specific score conversion for the exact test you took.
Methodology: How We Calculated the Remote LSAT Score Scale
So how does this remote LSAT/LSAT-Flex score conversion compare to previous LSAT scoring? It’s pretty close, with one major shift: there’s no second LR section, so we had to remove it from the scoring and scale the other LSAT scores accordingly. Here’s a brief analysis of the results.
- In the upper ranges, it’s very forgiving—you could theoretically miss up to 11 questions and still get a 170. This would be the equivalent of missing about 14-15 questions on an LSAT with 4 scored sections.
- It’s pretty forgiving in the middle—40 right answers puts your score at around 148-150. This is the equivalent of about 53 right answers on an LSAT with 4 scored sections.
- It’s not very forgiving at the bottom—it’s unusual for an LSAT, even an LSAT with 4 scored sections, to require a raw score this high before the scaled score reaches 121 (16 on the remote LSAT, the equivalent of 21 on a 4-scored section LSAT), but that’s what we’re seeing in the Flex scoring.
How We Created the LSAT Score Calculator
What’s that you say? LSAC has only released scoring information for one LSAT-Flex so far? True–but we’ve been able to use that chart, combined with historical LSAT scoring data, to predict your remote LSAT/LSAT-Flex scores. Here’s how!
- We started by examining the official score conversion tables for a sampling of ten official LSAT exams of varying difficulty (conversion tables that were based on the previous exam structure of four scored sections).
- For each exam, we converted the exam to an remote LSAT/LSAT Flex version by removing the second Logical Reasoning section. Each exam then ended up with 75 or 76 questions, which matches what we’ve seen on most recently given LSAT Flex tests.
- For each of the ten sample exams, we then matched an original raw score (say, 85 questions correct on a 101 question test) with its proportional equivalent for a shorter exam (in this example, 63 questions correct on a 75-question test).
- We then were able to match this new raw score to the equivalent scaled score provided in the original score conversion table from LSAC for each of the ten exams.
- The range of scaled scores we provide in this chart and calculator indicate the range of potential scaled scores for each raw score that we recalculated. For example, a raw score of 74 questions correct out of 76 could get you a scaled score anywhere between 177 and 180 depending on the exact nature/respective difficulty of the particular exam.
- To date, LSAC has only released one score conversion table from an LSAT Flex (the one for May 2020) and we used that score conversion table to make sure that our scaled scores were in the right ballpark.
- We believe our scaled score ranges to be accurate within a point or two for most scaled scores, except those between 120-130, where data is murkier. As we get more data from LSAC on recent tests, we will make adjustments to this post and calculator to provide you with the most accurate scores!
Remote LSAT FAQ
How does the remote LSAT score scale compare to the LSAT score scale?
Because this remote LSAT/LSAT-Flex score conversion scale is based on the data from the May 2020 LSAT-Flex, it has a few unique characteristics (as all LSAT scoring tables do!). Take a look at the scaling info above for more details!
What is a good remote LSAT score?
The good news about all this complex math is that it produces a scaled score on the same scale the LSAT has always used: 120-180. In other words, a good LSAT score hasn’t changed: it’s still around 160 for most schools and 170 for top schools.
How is the remote LSAT graded?
The remote LSAT is graded the same way traditional in-person LSATs have been: by counting up the questions answered correctly to get the raw score, then converting that to the scaled (120-180) score. The only changes, as you’ve already seen in this post, are the number of overall questions and the scale itself used to convert scores.
Is the remote LSAT harder?
The content isn’t, no. The LSAC is still using the same types of questions they have on recent in-person tests. And for many people, taking a shorter test (3 scored sections + 1 unscoredsection instead of 4 + 1) makes the exam easier.
However, remote testing does come with its own challenges, including stress. Prepping with practice tests in test-like conditions, ensuring you have the materials and space you need (LSAC can help if you don’t!), and keeping up good health practices can help you master these factors.
Need more help?
With Magoosh LSAT, you can choose between a live cohorted class with an instructor (which includes all our lessons and practice questions) or access to the self-study option by itself.