The LSAT exam for law schools in the United States is making a big transition to a digital formet starting with the July 2019 LSAT test. It has chosen to enter into a broad technology collaboration with Microsoft for this purpose. Thousands of Microsoft Surface Go tablets will be used by aspirants who take the test to clinch a place in law schools across North America. More than 99 percent of law school applicants use the LSAT exam and it’s the only assessment tool that’s accepted by every law school in the United States and Canada.
The Law School Admission Council, the organization behind the LSAT, has said that beyond the collaboration with Microsoft on the Digital LSAT on the Surface Go, the two are working together on multiple initiatives to make the law school admission process more effective and efficient.
Thousands of Surface Go tablets are being procured by the LSAC ahead of the first Digital LSAT in July 2019. The tablets will have custom software and will be locked down to ensure that the integrity of the exam process and secrecy of the test results can not be compromised. The tablets will be deployed at more than 600 testing centers across North America.
“LSAC has been working on Digital LSAT delivery with Microsoft for many months, and we are confident that test takers will have a very positive experience with the Digital LSAT on Microsoft Surface Go,” said Troy Lowry, senior vice president of technology products and chief information officer at LSAC.