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Validation of the Practical Judgment and Directed Memory Experimental Sections of One Form of the Law School Admission Test

French, John Winslow, 1918-
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RB-52-03, LSAC-52-01
ETS Research Bulletin
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Law School Admission Test (LSAT), Predictive Validity, Test Construction, Test Format


Experimental half-hour sections on Practical Judgment and Directed Memory were tried out with the Law School Admission Test in the spring of 1950. The validity of each of these sections was studied in terms of the improvement in prediction of first-year grades at six law schools that would be affected by its addition to the regular test. Validities both with and without correction for restriction of range are considered. The Practical Judgment Test is of no value for prediction in this situation. The Directed Memory Test shows considerable promise in spite of overlap with the regular test.

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