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SAT to Give Students ‘Adversity Score’ to Capture Social and Economic Background
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edited May 16 in SAT and ACT Tests & Test Preparation
Here is the Wall Street Journal link: https://www.wsj.com/articles/sat-to-give-students-adversity-score-to-capture-social-and-economic-background-11557999000185 replies
The College Board plans to assign an adversity score to every student who takes the SAT to try to capture their social and economic background, jumping into the debate raging over race and class in college admissions.
This new number, called an adversity score by college admissions officers, is calculated using 15 factors including the crime rate and poverty levels from the student’s high school and neighborhood. Students won’t be told the scores, but colleges will see the numbers when reviewing their applications.
On the dashboard, the score is called “Overall Disadvantage Level.” An adversity score of 50 is average. Anything above it designates hardship, below it privilege. The College Board declined to say how it calculates the adversity score or weighs the factors that go into it.
Fifty colleges used the score last year as part of a beta test. The College Board plans to expand it to 150 institutions this fall, and then use it broadly ...