WATCH: 74 Explains — What Is the New SAT ‘Adversity Score’? And What Does It Mean for Low-Income Students?

August 13, 2019

This fall, 150 colleges will begin using a new Environmental Context Dashboard to supplement SAT scores in making admissions decisions. Sometimes called an “adversity score,” the data measurement aims to bridge the opportunity gap for low-income students by giving admissions officers extra information about their high schools and neighborhoods. But how will it work, and will it really level the playing field? The 74 explains…

—Edited by James Fields