Report: College Board will introduce ‘adversity score’ for SAT test takers’ social and economic backgrounds

(CNN)The nonprofit group that administers the SAT will assign an adversity score to each student who takes the test to reflect their social and economic backgrounds, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. The news comes against the backdrop of a bombshell college admissions scandal, which saw a slew of indictments against wealthy and powerful parents who allegedly paid their kids’ ways into elite universities. The scandal reignited the debate surrounding race and economic background and what role they play in college admissions. Some parents were found to have paid bribes to have the SAT taken by others for their children. Not all the students were aware of the cheating arranged by their parents, according to the criminal …