When Life Throws You a Curve

“We can’t sit on our hands and ignore the disparities of wealth reflected in the SAT.” That’s the College Board’s David Coleman explaining the motivation driving a new plan for the SAT to give students an ‘Adversity Score’ to capture their social and economic background. The number will be “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.” (Let’s hope parents don’t start committing crimes in their own neighborhoods to boost their kids’ application odds…)

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