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Validation of the Study of Arguments and Vocabulary Interest Test Experimental Sections of One Form of the Law School Admission Test

French, John Winslow, 1918-
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RB-53-14, LSAC-53-01
ETS Research Bulletin
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College Entrance Examinations, Law School Admission Test (LSAT), Reading Comprehension, Test Construction, Test Format, Test Validity, Vocabulary.


A half-hour, long-passage reading comprehension test and a half-hour vocabulary test designed to test interest in debating, current affairs, literature, and hobbies were tried out in the experimental section of the Law School Admission Test in the spring of 1951. The validities of these tests were computed for five law schools and were found to be insufficient for making an appreciable addition to the validity already provided by the present LSAT.

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