Why the SAT needs a character check

Why the SAT needs a character checkTo help more disadvantaged students get into higher education, the College Board has come up with a scoring metric beyond its own SAT test, which measures only verbal and math skills. Relying on public data, it looks at 15 factors in neighborhoods and schools that might negatively influence a candidate’s college readiness. If applicants come from a highly adverse background yet have decent but perhaps not stellar SAT scores, a college might then admit them.



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