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LSAT Podcast Episode 83: The April 2021 LSAT-Flex Review

The April 2021 LSAT–Flex has come and gone, which can only mean one thing: Dave and Jon are here with a detailed look! Tune in as they discuss all of the content used this week—including the international exams—and offer their take on everything from the tests’ first appearances, overall difficulty, unusual moments, and exact scale predictions for every possible configuration.

Episode Timestamps

0:00 – Intro. A student-suggested drink concoction starts things off, with a nod to Dave and Jon’s Augusta, GA roots.

8:46 – This week in the LSAT world. In addition to the forthcoming April test discussion, Dave and Jon provide reminders about the LSAT Writing portion (additional listening: “The Digital Writing Sample”) and update listeners on June LSAT registration figures (27k+ and counting!).

The April 2021 LSAT-Flex

15:30 – Stats. A quick recap of the test taker numbers seen per day during the Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday tests.

18:36 – Issues. Going over the various dilemmas we heard about (Proctor U inconsistencies, Mac OS problems, etc.) and the steps that students can take to report issues and potentially retake the test.

28:02 – Reminders. Before diving into the individual tests, the guys remind listeners of a few generalities and best practices when it comes to discussing LSATs immediately after the test.

34:25 – The Saturday / Sunday Tests Review

50:44 – The Tuesday Tests Review

1:01:06 – How do we make scoring scale predictions? We typically get a number of listener questions after the review episodes wondering how we come to our scoring scale predictions and conclusions. Jon and Dave explain the process including: years of test data archiving, direct test taker and instructor reports, and decades of previous scoring scales and trends.

1:04:35 – The Scoring Scale Predictions/Matrix. An in-depth analysis of the various section combinations in play, and what we predict to be the scoring scale for each.

1:23:21 – Outro.