The SAT will include “adversity scores” that measure a student’s privilege, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.
The score will indicate a test taker’s socioeconomic status and educational access, and will only be visible to college officials.
The change comes in the wake of a $25 million college admissions scandal in which wealthy parents allegedly bribed test administrators to inflate their children’s test scores.
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In the aftermath of the recent $25 million college admissions scandal, the SAT will include a new measure for privilege beginning this year.
Along with scores measuring math and reading comprehension, the test will include an “adversity score” that indicates a test taker’s social and economic background. College Board, the New York nonprofit that administers the test, rolled out a beta version to 50 colleges last year and found it led to greater nonwhite student enrollment, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.
Adversity scores will be measured on a scale of 1 to 100, with under 50 indicating privilege and over 50 indicating socioeconomic hardship. The score will be invisible to students — it will only be reported to college officials, according to …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Strategy