New York Daily News: SAT’s ‘adversity score’ leaves people guessing
The College Board plans to add a 1-to-100 “adversity score” to student SAT results, in a well-intentioned attempt to add context to a youngster’s performance on the test and — this is the theory, anyway — encourage schools to admit more high-potential youngsters from disadvantaged backgrounds.
So far, they’re revealing the variables, including a school or neighborhood’s poverty levels, housing stability and crime rates, but not clearly explaining exactly how they are all weighed in boiling everything down to a single, simple number.
Bad beginning, especially for an institution committed to teaching and learning.
— New York Daily News