SAT test to consider ‘adversity score’ in weighing results

Students’ socioeconomic background taken into consideration

The SAT has long stood as the main qualifier for entrance into college. Typically, the higher the score—1600 is perfect—the more ready a student is supposed to be for college. It’s also supposed to be a predictor of future success in the classroom.

But the SAT and its main competitor, the ACT, has for years been decried as being biased on certain levels. This year marks the first time the College Board, the New York-based nonprofit that creates the SAT, will add a new element to its scoring s...

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