PERSPECTIVES: SAT’s ‘Adversity Score’–Good Move or Not?

The LA Times Editorial Board says not. “It is a blunt instrument that won’t give colleges accurate information about individual applicants. The index doesn’t provide information about the actual student; it’s a theoretical number based on neighborhood census data, FBI crime data, school data, and other sources. It ignores the fact that students face all kinds of difficulties, many of them immeasurable.” Read more here.

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