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SAT Exams to give Students "Adversity Scores" To Up Their SAT Scores

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Date: Thursday, 16-May-2019 15:22:32
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You can't see it but I'm rolling my eyes here. Let's just give them all participation credits for showing up. :-) Why not give them IQ tests and base entrances on that??

I went to a High School with kids who came from disadvantaged homes. Some of them were extremely intelligent and they went on to get scholarships based on scholastic merit and their ACT/SAT scores. Their merit wasn't based on their disadvantage, race, religion or color it was based on their ability to OVERCOME adversity, actually study and still succeed.

My family was borderline, I suppose. Seven children and two adults on a policeman's paycheck made for interesting meals and lots of hand-me-down clothes. We all paid for our own educations beyond High School and for our own cars, insurance, music lessons etc. There was no privilege here. We got what we worked for.

Another day, another episode of, 'We’ve Lost All Moorings To Reason, Wisdom, and Common Sense.'

Lynda
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A new "adversity score" assigned by the College Board on the SAT exam will reportedly reflect students' family income, environment and educational differences in an effort to level the playing field in the highly competitive college admissions process. The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday that 50 schools used the new indicator as part of a beta test last year and the College Board plans to bring more than 150 schools into the fold this fall.

The College Board is a New York-based non-profit that is in charge of overseeing the SAT. A dialogue about wealth and privilege in educational institutions exploded this year in wake of the college admissions scandal, in which 33 parents were charged with paying huge sums of money to have their children cheat on the SAT and be admitted into top colleges under the false pretenses of being student athletes.

This new "adversity score" number is calculated by assessing 15 factors that can better help admissions officers determine an individual student's social and economic background, the Journal reported. These factors are first divided into three categories: neighborhood environment, family environment and high school environment.



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