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College Board to roll out adversity score for applicants

May 16, 2019

The College Board hopes the score will give colleges a fuller picture of applicants and help them compare achievements. And it comes as more institutions look beyond GPAs and standardized test scores for ways to evaluate prospective students holistically.

After all, The Journal noted, data show students from higher-income households and those whose parents have more education do better on the SAT on average. Asian and White students also tend to score higher than Hispanic and black students.

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