DUMBING Down Of America: SAT Exam Will Now Include ‘ADVERSITY SCORE’ (VIDEO)
Students who take the SAT exam will now be given a secret ‘adversity score.’
SAT exam takers will be given an adversity score between 1 to 100, with a higher score signaling a higher level of adversity.
The adversity score will be determined by 15 different factors, including: The crime rate and poverty rate of the area where the student is from, the household income of the student, and the quality of the student’s high school. Students will also earn a higher adversity score if English isn’t their first language.
The College Board said the adversity score will not consider the race of the student. However, many critics of the adversity score have pointed out that the score seems to use many factors that are heavily correlated with race.
This fall, 150 colleges plan to use the adversity score in their admissions processes.
This new policy has received major backlash from Americans who believe that college admissions should be solely based on academic performance.