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College Board says adversity context rewards resourcefulness

Seattle Times Friday, 17 May 2019
Administrators of the SAT college admissions test say considering scores in the context of where a student went to high school will let colleges identify resourceful students they might otherwise overlook. But critics of admissions testing see plans for the so-called “adversity score” as evidence of the SAT’s flaws. The College Board is expected to […]
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The nonprofit group that administers the SAT will assign an adversity score to each student who takes the test to reflect their social and economic backgrounds, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal . The number will be calculated using 15 factors, the Journal reported, including the...

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