Belkin, D. (2019, May 16). SAT to Give Students ‘Adversity Score’ to Capture Social and Economic Background. Retrieved May 20, 2019.

The College Board will roll out a new initiative that applies an adversity score to SAT exam results, starting this fall, following a successful beta test with 50 institutions. The score considers 15 circumstances, including crime and poverty rates of students’ neighborhoods, and will only be disclosed to the college or university during the application process.

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