SAT’s new ‘adversity score’ based on student hardships is scratched

College Board responds to critics


 Students taking the SAT will no longer have to worry if their “adversity score,” a number based on the environmental and socioeconomic hardships they faced in their communities, played a part in their college admission.
About two months ago the College Board, the New Yorkbased nonprofit that creates the SAT, announced it would add an adversity score to its college entrance exams. Formally called the Environmental Context Dashboard, the score would range from 1 to 100 and be based on factor...

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