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Visualizing How Adversity Affects SAT Scores [paywall]: “What if SAT scores could take into account whether a student went to an elite boarding school in New England or a struggling public school in Chicago’s poorest neighborhood? The College Board, which administers the SAT, asked this question and developed an adversity score for every U.S. high school, measuring about 15 factors such as income level and crime rate in a school’s neighborhood….The Wall Street Journal obtained the list, and it offers a glimpse of the effects on test scores..It abandoned the single-number measurement over the summer after a public outcry from educators and parents…The College Board plans to assign an adversity score to every student who takes the SAT to try to capture their social and economic background, jumping into the debate raging over race and class in college admissions…” [See also this associated graphic via Center for Data Innovation.]

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