The launch of the digital LSAT has passed and the reviews are out.
A new survey by Kaplan Test Prep reveals that a majority of digital LSAT takers rated the technology of the digital exam highly, while opinions about the overall difficulty of the digital exam were mixed.
MIXED REVIEWS ON THE DIGITAL LSAT’S DIFFICULTY
According to Kaplan’s survey of 118 digital LSAT takers, 37% believed the overall difficulty of the digital exam was easier than they anticipated; 32% say it was harder than they anticipated; and 31% reported it was about what they anticipated.
More than 24,000 test-takers registered for the July LSAT. Of that number, roughly half signed up to take the digital LSAT, according to LSAC.
POSITIVE REVIEWS OF DIGITAL LSAT TECHNOLOGY
Digital LSAT takers surveyed by Kaplan reported positive marks when asked about the technological aspects of the digital exam, such as touch-activated page-turning, stylus functionality, and time-keeping.
17% rated the experience as “very good”; 36% ranked it as “good”; 30% scored it as “fair”; while only 14% listed it as “poor.” Another 3% rated it as “very poor.”
“Overall, our students cited they were well-prepared with the practice and instruction we provided them and they largely faced the changes in stride. We know the test maker is listening to what pre-law students are saying and we’re confident they will make some adjustments to give students an even more seamless test-taking experience,” Anthony Coloca, director of pre-law programs, Kaplan Test Prep, says. “The next LSAT, which will be given in September, will only be administered in a digital format, so students will face no uncertainty about what they’ll encounter. At Kaplan, we will continue to prepare students for Test Day with up-to-date, realistic practice materials that will make them feel confident and ready for the new digital format.”
Sources: Kaplan Test Prep, LSAC