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SAT to add 'adversity score' that will factor student hardships into college admissions

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posted on May, 16 2019 @ 07:07 PM
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The SAT exam, used by a majority of colleges to grant entrance, will be adding an “adversity score” to the test that will take into account a student’s socioeconomic background in an effort to help colleges take a more rounded approach in the admissions process.

The calculation, which will be sent to colleges but not shared with students, will be based by looking at the crime and poverty rates of a student’s neighborhood, as well as their parents' income level. Race is not a factor in the score, according to the College Board.

The adversity score also adds additional context to a student by including the average number of AP courses taken and scores from AP tests, as well as the percentage of students eligible for free and reduced-price lunch, according to the College Board.


So, i've always thought standardized testing was kind of pointless. This seems to take that pointlessness a step further and make academic knowledge no longer the only factor being graded.




posted on May, 16 2019 @ 07:11 PM
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a reply to: dug88

Im done being surprised by the utter foolishness of our modern society.



posted on May, 16 2019 @ 07:15 PM
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When are they going to take into consideration the political ideology of the student and parents?



posted on May, 16 2019 @ 07:15 PM
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I give up. There's no fighting the stupidity anymore.



posted on May, 16 2019 @ 07:18 PM
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These people are like hikers lost in the woods. They just keep going deeper and deeper in thinking the path is just up ahead.



posted on May, 16 2019 @ 07:27 PM
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"Don't worry about that tumor. According to the adversity scores, this surgeon is the best in the country!"



posted on May, 16 2019 @ 07:34 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: dug88

When are they going to take into consideration the political ideology of the student and parents?


Probably soon considering how adamant Republicans are about not properly educating their kids. It's putting them at a rather unfair disadvantage.



posted on May, 16 2019 @ 07:35 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: dug88

When are they going to take into consideration the political ideology of the student and parents?


It never said they didn't. In fact it kind of implies it may. With some of those points they do take into consideration it probably wouldn't be difficult to infer.



posted on May, 16 2019 @ 08:08 PM
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Another way to keep people divided and foment resentment. This is sheer lunacy, but what else would we expect from the Left.



posted on May, 16 2019 @ 08:11 PM
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a reply to: dug88

I wonder if Facebook or Google created an algorithm to determine the potential worth of a student based upon "adversity".



posted on May, 16 2019 @ 08:15 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: dug88

When are they going to take into consideration the political ideology of the student and parents?


I imagine they already do.
You turn up to your son’s interview wearing a MAGA hat, he’s not getting in.

Right wing equals ‘hate’, remember?



posted on May, 16 2019 @ 08:18 PM
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originally posted by: Breakthestreak

originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: dug88

When are they going to take into consideration the political ideology of the student and parents?


I imagine they already do.
You turn up to your son’s interview wearing a MAGA hat, he’s not getting in.

Right wing equals ‘hate’, remember?


Actually, it would probably help the students chances. Universities try to evaluate people based on potential, and smart people in bad situations are prime candidates.



posted on May, 16 2019 @ 08:21 PM
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Then it's hardly a test of intelligence and more like a means-tested socioeconomic credit score.

Fact is soon all your kids will require to attend your universities is a pencil.



posted on May, 16 2019 @ 09:05 PM
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All this is SAT is trying to stay relevant. They want to continue to make money many no longer even take SATs and simply take ACTs.

ACTS scores are far more important because scoring is based off people that take the test. If you score better than 60 percent of test takers you will go to college you want



posted on May, 16 2019 @ 09:05 PM
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originally posted by: andy06shake
a reply to: dug88



Fact is soon all your kids will require to attend your universities is a pencil.


No. That's not quite true. They'll need to be able to fill out the government form for student financial aid.

If the government of the US can get you paying them for life, you can attend a university.



posted on May, 16 2019 @ 09:15 PM
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Aye, we all have student loans mate, that will keep us in debt for a significant proportion of the rest of our lives.


That's not just an Americanism, and then some, "they" get us all that way.


Fact is they want them just smart enough to tick a box and perform repetitive menial tasks really.
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posted on May, 16 2019 @ 09:58 PM
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I made a post a few months back regarding temporary work in a printing press factory that was tasked with printing the 2019 SATs. I was witness to the questions on the test (of which it was plastered all over not to copy because it was "illegal") that were 100% socially engineered in the leftist orientation. Questions that reinforce the ideas like 'government is better run when there is more diversity and equal amounts of genders/skin colors/sexualities'. Literary questions that have two pages of text talking about why there are more than two genders, followed by questions asking you why 2 genders is 'bad' to believe in.

The SAT's have been weaponized.
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posted on May, 16 2019 @ 11:35 PM
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To think Kaplan is also in charge of subject matter tests to test out of general education courses.

Lets not dig into the holding group that owns them, Graham Holdings Company.

Lets see what other holdings are in this bag of tricks? The Slate Group ( en.wikipedia.org...(magazine) ) , Foreign Policy ( en.wikipedia.org... ), SocialCode ( agency specializing in social media/ID-based marketing ), Social News Group, and several TV stations under Graham Media Group ( based in Chicago ).

Graham Holdings Company used to own Washington Post, before it was sold to Bezos' Nash Holdings.

Seems to me like a group to trust placement testing to ( heavy sarcasm ), while also being a lynch pin in the recent college fiasco through faked test takers.



posted on May, 17 2019 @ 12:10 AM
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So, the reality is that people will still beat the system

Buy a house in a part of town that is economically a sewer. Take your time fixing it up so your child can use the address while applying for college.

Smart kids and parents will learn how to answer the questions about gender and/or race and will still excel.

Of course there will be new ways to keep the middle class down but the reason people are in the middle class is that they are smart enough to figure out how to work and make a living. They will pass this on to their children regardless of the obstacles put in their path.

I also think that many colleges and universities are going to find themselves obsolete and/or useless because they are only interested in the politics of a situation and not interested in teaching critical thinking



posted on May, 17 2019 @ 12:16 AM
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a reply to: Wildbob77
I knew kids who "lived with their grandparents" in order to attend schools with better athletic programs. Can't wait for them to start renting a hole in the wall to get more diversity points.



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