College Board to Drop SAT Adversity Score Following Criticism

Nicole Rojas
Aug 28, 2019 - 5:00
College Board to Drop SAT Adversity Score Following Criticism

The College Board will no longer assign an “adversity score” to students who take the SAT exam following fierce criticism from parents and educators.

In May, the College Board introduced the “Environmental Context Dashboard,” which rated a student’s level of disadvantage based on 15 factors, including their neighborhood’s crime rate and poverty level. David Coleman, CEO of the College Board, told The North Star at the time that the new tool highlighted students “who have demonstrated remarkable resourcefulness to overcome challenges and achieve...

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