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The New SAT ‘Adversity Score’ Turns the Idea of Meritocracy Into a Sham

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The College Board, according to The Wall Street Journal, will now assign an “adversity score” to SAT test takers, “calculated using 15 factors including the crime rate and poverty levels from the student’s high school and neighborhood.

The adversity score system makes sense for College Board and diversity-obsessed colleges, but it hardly ensures that our schools will admit and graduate the best and brightest among us.

The adversity score just adds another toxic element to a system that makes a mockery out of the idea of meritocracy, and reinforces the concepts of collective identity over individual achievement.

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