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College admissions officers will receive an “adversity score” as part of SAT

May 17, 2019
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College admissions officers will receive an “adversity score” as part of SAT

May 17, 2019
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The College Board is seeking to address hidden inequities in the college application process by introducing a new “adversity score.”

The data point seeks to quantify a student’s socio-economic privilege, or lack of privilege, using information about their community and their high school.

This comes at a time of heightened scrutiny for testing and college admissions. The College Board is expected to make the adversity score widely available in 2020.

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