LSAC 2018 Skills Analysis: Content Validity of the LSAT

Law School Admission Council, November 2019

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Mark Walzer

Law School Admission Council

Kimberly Dustman

Law School Admission Council

Debra Langer

Law School Admission Council

Michael Hegarty

Law School Admission Council

Gregory Camilli

Law School Admission Council

Ann Gallagher

Law School Admission Council

Date Written: 2019

Abstract

The goal of the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) 2018 Skills Analysis Study is to identify the skills that law school faculty consider important for success in required law school courses. If certain tasks are required of all or most law school required courses, the skills involved in those tasks can be inferred to be essential to success in law school. This report provides evidence for assessing the validity of the current Law School Admission Test (LSAT), which will guide the development of new item types, item formats, and test specifications for future versions of the LSAT, including digital versions.

Keywords: LSAT, Validity, Assessment, Law School

Suggested Citation

Walzer, Mark and Dustman, Kimberly and Langer, Debra and Hegarty, Michael and Camilli, Gregory and Gallagher, Ann, LSAC 2018 Skills Analysis: Content Validity of the LSAT (2019). Law School Admission Council, November 2019, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3845636 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3845636

Mark Walzer

Law School Admission Council

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Kimberly Dustman

Law School Admission Council

662 Penn Street
Newtown, PA 18940-0040
United States

Debra Langer

Law School Admission Council

662 Penn Street
Newtown, PA 18940-0040
United States

Michael Hegarty

Law School Admission Council

662 Penn Street
Newtown, PA 18940-0040
United States

Gregory Camilli

Law School Admission Council

662 Penn Street
Newtown, PA 18940-0040
United States

Ann Gallagher (Contact Author)

Law School Admission Council ( email )

662 Penn Street
Newtown, PA 18940-0040
United States

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