What are live proctored exams?
Live proctored exams are an opportunity for Blueprint students to take a Practice Exam in a timed, test-like situation with a proctor. While exams can always be taken in a timed format through your myBlueprint account, many students prefer the live proctored experience to prepare for test day.
Proctored exams are scheduled as Zoom webinars. The proctor will appear on screen, read testing directions, time each section, tell you when to move on, and when to finish the exam. You can choose which exam you'll take during the proctored section (more on that below).
What do I need to bring to a live proctored exam?
You'll need your computer, internet connection, and myBlueprint account to access your Practice Exams. Also, bring what you would bring to an actual LSAT! A couple of pencils, a water bottle, and a snack. You can also check out this video on what to bring and what not to bring.
What is the LSAT-Flex proctored exam?
The LSAT-Flex proctored exam is the same as a traditional proctored exam, but mimics the new three-section LSAT-Flex. For LSAT-Flex proctored exams, we recommend testing with November 2019 (PT 89), September 2019 (PT 88), November 2018 (PT 86), or December 2016 (PT 80) only, which can be found under Exams -> Extra Exams in your myBlueprint account. (Your proctor will explain why we recommend these four exams.)
What if I have timing accommodations?
Keep an eye out in your myBlueprint account, as we offer proctored exams with 53-minute accommodated timing each month.
Is there a limit to how many I can sign up for?
Nope! Sign up for as many as you find useful.
Which exam should I take?
For full-length proctored exams (currently offered on Sundays), we recommend starting with Practice Exams 1 - 4. If you have already taken those Practice Exams, you can choose any of the other Extra Exams.
For LSAT-Flex proctored exams, we recommend testing with November 2019 (PT 89), September 2019 (PT 88), November 2018 (PT 86), or December 2016 (PT 80) only, which can be found under Exams -> Extra Exams in your myBlueprint account. These exams are recent and reflect current LSAT trends. Additionally, the order of the sections will make it easier to take a proctored Flex exam. In these exams, the second Logical Reasoning section is the fourth and final section, so you don’t have to worry about skipping that section in order to reach a later Logic Games or Reading Comprehension section. For these reasons, we recommend that you only use these exams for your Flex-style practice exams.
Can I use Law Hub to take the proctored practice exam?
Sure! But the drawback of taking an exam through Law Hub is that it does not give you Blueprint’s score report, analytics, or explanations upon completion. In order to get those, you'll need to (1) make sure the exam you're taking in Law Hub is one of the "Extra Exams" in myBlueprint, and (2) input selections you made in the Law Hub exam into correct exam on the Exams page of myBlueprint.
In myBlueprint's "Exams" page, we have the June 2015 - November 2019 LSATs under "Extra Exams." These exams are PT 75 - PT 89 in Law Hub. If you use your Law Hub account to take a proctored exam, we recommend that you only use one of these 15 exams.
To input your score into myBlueprint and receive Blueprint's analytics and explanations, find the exam you took in Law Hub in the "Exams" section of myBlueprint, and click “Score” underneath that exam. Enter your answer choice selections from the Law Hub exam into the correct fields on myBlueprint. But be careful! The sections of the Law Hub practice test might be in a different order than they are on myBlueprint. Check the number of questions in each section to make sure you are inputting your selections into the right section on myBlueprint.
Uhh ... I didn't understand that last question. What's a Law Hub?
Law Hub a website that LSAC hosts where you can take 60+ real, LSAT practice exams. Although you have all this material (and more) in your myBlueprint account, the advantage of Law Hub is that you can take the exam in the exact digital format of the real LSAT and LSAT-Flex. For this reason, some students prefer to take their exams on Law Hub.
You have access to Law Hub through your LSAT Prep Plus Account. And if signed up for Blueprint's Live Online or Online Anytime course after June 2020, you have a year-long subscription to the LSAT Prep Plus Account and Law Hub. You can log in to Law Hub at lawhub.lsac.org, using your LSAC account login information.
Wait, I can't access any exam other than Practice Exam 1 in myBlueprint. What gives?
The Blueprint LSAT curriculum was designed to begin with Practice Exam 1. We want all of our students to use Practice Exam 1 as an opportunity to receive a diagnostic score and become more familiar with the LSAT, before attending our lessons or taking additional practice exams. For this reason, Blueprint LSAT students do not have access to any additional exams until they have completed and scored Practice Exam 1.
So if you have not yet taken Practice Exam 1 in myBlueprint, you will not be able to take any other exam in the Exam tab of my Blueprint as a proctored practice exam, or score any exam from LawHub, until Practice Exam 1 has been completed and scored. If you have not taken Practice Exam 1 yet and would still like to take a proctored exam, we recommend using that time to take Practice Exam 1.
What are the software requirements? Do I need my mic and camera on?
Proctored exams are broadcast in Zoom webinar format, which means that you will not be on mic or camera during the proctored exam. Zoom system requirements can be found here.
How does this impact my Score Increase Guarantee? Do I have to take live proctored exams?
Participation in live proctored exams is completely voluntary and separate from the Score Increase Guarantee. While you must complete Practice Exams 1 - 4 to be eligible for the Score Increase Guarantee, you are not required to take those exams as live proctored exams.
Will this create an official, reportable LSAT score for me?
Blueprint live proctored exams are for practice purposes only and will not generate an official, reportable LSAT score. Official, reportable LSAT scores are only administered directly through LSAC.