“The Idea Was Wrong”: The SAT Test Is Replacing Its “Adversity Score”

Posted on August 27, 2019 9:08 pm

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URL https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-08-27/idea-was-wrong-sat-test-replacing-its-adversity-score 

The company which administers the SAT college admissions test is replacing the so-called “adversity score” with a tool that will no longer reduce an applicant’s background to a single number, an idea the College Board’s chief executive now says was a mistake.

Amid growing scrutiny of the role wealth plays in college admissions and in hopes of appearing “woke” and “politically correct”, two years ago the College Board introduced its Environmental Context Dashboard to provide context for a student’s performance on the test and help schools identify those who have done more with less.

In short, it was the SAT’s