I saw this in the news today and I knew it was going to create some controversy, but I wonder how you feel.The Wall Street Journal reports a new scoring index on the SAT will calculate an individual student's "adversity score" looking at 15 factors: Neighborhood you grew in, family income and the quality of your high school.
Also, among things to be considered are: if a student is a child of a single parent, or if he/she speaks English as a second language.
The College Board, the nonprofit that oversees the SAT, plans to expand the index to 150 schools this fall.
The idea behind this change is to help equalize the college admissions system for low-income teens. Many people have complained throughout the years that the SAT tests help students from upper-class upbringing and more affluent neighborhoods.
So what do you think, do you think this idea made sense?