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LSAC: Allow candidates the option to preview LSAT-Flex scores prior to score cancellation

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The Law School Admission Council created the LSAT-Flex in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. While candidates are grateful for the opportunity to complete an LSAT exam for law school admission in this unprecedented time, the LSAT-Flex was not without flaws. 

  1. Some proctors were not aware of the rules regarding acceptable test needs (i.e., scrap paper, pencils, etc.)
  2. ProctorU, while accommodating in these trying times, encountered wait times ranging from minutes to hours prior to the start of exams. The remote system also encountered technical glitches (non-responsive screen reloads, proctor transfers, proctors interrupting timed sections, etc.)
  3. The LSAT-Flex will be scored/weighted differently. Yes, LSAC attempted to make it similar to the traditional LSAT, but it had to remove two (2) sections. There is no longer an experimental section and a second logical reasoning section. While the overall score will be issued on a 180 point basis, the raw number and section weight will be unique.
  4. LSAC response times: Due to overwhelming demand and problems, LSAC failed to respond to candidate emails leading up to the exam, phone wait times were prolonged and much more. In some instances, this interfered with a candidate's ability to properly prepare their test location, inquire about preparation, or contact LSAC when encountering issues with ProctorU.
  5. Precedent: LSAC permitted candidates the ability to preview their LSAT score when transitioning to the Digital LSAT. LSAC not only afforded candidates the ability to preview scores but also granted candidates a free retake due to the potential issues. One can assert this was done as the first group of digital LSAT candidates were guinea pigs. Today, LSAT-Flex candidates were guinea pigs to remote LSAT-Flex testing, ProctorU, and a new scoring/weight system. LSAT-Flex candidates should be granted the right, at a minimum, to at least preview scores. 


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