Our average score increase is measured from each classroom student's performance on the four actual, proctored practice exams given during the Blueprint course.
But we don't stop there! 11 points is stellar, but many of our students see increases of 15, 20, 25, or even more points during the course.
Here are some of our students'
results on their practice exams:
Blueprint also specializes in helping students achieve the elite scores needed for admission to the top law schools in the country. Here are more statistics about how our students fared on their practice exams:
Whether it's the 112 hours of LSAT prep time, the amazing instruction, the Blueprint curriculum, or a combination of all three, Blueprint has helped thousands of students improve their practice exams scores over the years.
A lot, but first we want to make something clear. We don't get access to our students' actual LSAT scores. Some students choose to report their scores to us (normally those that do very well), but we could never base an average score increase claim on this type of unrepresentative sample. Also, it is important to note that success on a practice exam does not always equate to success on the actual LSAT.
However, we think it is helpful to put this type of increase in perspective. If a student took the LSAT and scored a 151, that would put them right around the average (approximately the 50th percentile). If that same student took a Blueprint course, studied hard, and scored a 162 on the actual LSAT, that correlates to roughly the 85th percentile. That 11 point increase could propel a student past a large chunk of the testing population and greatly improve their chances of admission to the school of their dreams.
LSAC reports that on the actual LSAT, only about 19% of students score 160 or higher, and only about 2% of test takers rock out with a 170 or higher.
Details of our Study
1. Our study was run in the spring of 2011 and included all qualifying students in all of our classroom courses across the country. To qualify for the study, students had to take all four proctored practice exams given during the course. In addition, the study excluded self-study students who did not attend a live class. Repeat students were also excluded.
2. When calculating a score increase, we feel that using the first-to-best convention is the most accurate gauge for improvement. Other companies sometimes use a first-to-last convention, in which a score increase is calculated from the first practice exam to the last practice exam. When using such a convention, Blueprint's average score increase was 9 points.
3. Our score increase data was calculated by the accounting firm of Howard & Howard using test results taken directly from the Blueprint database.