The College Board Is Rolling Out a New SAT ‘Adversity Score.’ Here’s How It Could Impact College Admissions


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SAT scores will soon be measured by more than just a teenager's math and verbal skills — the College Board is rolling out a new "adversity score" program that is intended to give universities a chance to gain a fuller picture of the applicant's background. But as several elite universities are already facing lawsuits over affirmative action admissions practices, some wonder how the new rule will be received by more affluent families who do not benefit from this new scoring.

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