SATs will now contain secret 'adversity scores'
Students will be rated on deprivation and crime in effort to level playing field for poor and minority teens - but nobody will be told the numbers
Every student taking the SAT will now be given an 'adversity score' to help equalize the college admissions system for low-income teens
The College Board, which administers the test, established the new system
The new system will use 15 different factors to determine a student's adversity score, based on things such as the crime, poverty rates and home values
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Published: 13:54 EDT, 16 May 2019 | Updated: 09:05 EDT, 17 May 2019
Every student taking the SAT will now be given an 'adversity score' to level the playing field between people with different social and economic backgrounds, but critics say children of affluent parents could be penalized by the new system.
The scoring system was established by the national College Board, the nonprofit which administers the test, according to The Wall Street Journal.
The new system will use 15 different factors to weigh a student's adversity score, based on things such as the crime and poverty rates in the neighborhood where the teens grew up.
Other elements of the adversity index include housing values, family median income, whether a student is a child of a single parent, or speaks English as a second language.