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College Entrance Exam SAT Score Racial Profiling: 964=1223

Blacks do not score as well on SAT tests as Asians or whites. College administrators "won't let that happen".
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College Entrance Exams SAT Racial Profiling Math

Welcome to new math that says an SAT score of 964 equals a score of 1223.

We can’t sit on our hands and ignore the disparities of wealth reflected in the SAT,” claim college administrators.

To compensate for the fact that Blacks score lower on average than Asians and Whites, SAT to Give Students ‘Adversity Score’.

The College Board plans to assign an adversity score to every student who takes the SAT to try to capture their social and economic background, jumping into the debate raging over race and class in college admissions.

This new number, called an adversity score by college admissions officers, is calculated using 15 factors including the crime rate and poverty levels from the student’s high school and neighborhood. Students won’t be told the scores, but colleges will see the numbers when reviewing their applications.

How colleges consider a student’s race and class in making admissions decisions is hotly contested. Many colleges, including Harvard University, say a diverse student body is part of the educational mission of a school.

Methods and Scores a Secret

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“Overall Disadvantage Level”

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The disadvantage score goes from 1 to 100. 1 is very disadvantaged and 100 is very advantaged. 50 is average.

On average, a Black score of 946 equates to an Asian average score of 1223. But what if the Asian is very advantaged and the Black very disadvantage?

Perhaps 600=1400 to these academic wizards. We are all guessing because they do not reveal methods or scores.

Lawsuits

A lawsuit accusing Harvard of discriminating against Asian-American applicants by holding them to a higher standard is awaiting a judge’s ruling. Lawsuits charging unfair admission practices have also been filed against the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of California system.

Expect more lawsuits coupled with demands to know how badly admissions have been blatantly biased.

Actual Results

At Florida State University, the adversity scores helped the school boost nonwhite enrollment to 42% from 37% in the incoming freshman class, said John Barnhill, assistant vice president for academic affairs at Florida State University. He said he expects pushback from parents whose children go to well-to-do high schools as well as guidance counselors there.

“If I am going to make room for more of the [poor and minority] students we want to admit and I have a finite number of spaces, then someone has to suffer and that will be privileged kids on the bubble,” he said.

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