LSAT to Drop ‘Logic Games’ Section

The LSAT will replace its analytical reasoning section, known as 'logic games,' with a second logical reasoning section starting in August 2024.
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  • The LSAT will drop its logic games section in August 2024.
  • The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) settled a lawsuit in 2019 that claimed the logic games portion disadvantaged blind test takers who couldn't draw diagrams to help solve the questions.
  • The revised test will include an additional logical reasoning section in place of logic games.
  • A lengthy LSAC study found minimal differences in test takers' scores in the new version.

The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) will no longer have a "logic games" section starting in August 2024, the test's administrator announced, and will instead have a second logical reasoning section.

The end of logic games, also known as analytical reasoning, comes after a lengthy review following a 2019 Law School Admission Council (LSAC) settlement with two blind test takers. The test takers said that the logic games section violated the Americans with Disabilities Act and disadvantaged blind test takers because they couldn't draw or use diagrams to help solve the section's questions.

The revised test will include two scored logical reasoning sections, one scored reading comprehension section, and an unscored section of either logical reasoning or reading comprehension that will serve to help the LSAC pilot future test items, according to a press release.

LSAC conducted a lengthy review to land on substituting the logic games section with a second logical reasoning section. Substituting a second logical reasoning section resulted in a minimal change of mean score based on an LSAC analysis of more than 200,000 test sessions.

"Research has also confirmed that the revised test format will have virtually the same predictive validity in predicting first-year law school performance," the release reads. "Analysis of the more than 200,000 test sessions over multiple years found that the correlation with first-year law school grades changed by less than 1/100th of a point using the revised test format."

Adding a second logical reasoning section will also have a "minimal impact" on test takers, according to the release, since students preparing for the LSAT are already familiar with that section.