New College Board 'Adversity Index' Could Help Rural Students, One Writer Says

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The College Board runs the SATs that students use for college admissions. In the fall, the board plans to expand the rollout of a change to its ratings system that aims to flip how universities consider how difficult a student's life has been from a socioeconomic standpoint, and how that might have played a barrier in their success. This "adversity index" has received some mixed reactions. Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with writer Tony Rehagen (@trehagen) from St. Peters, Missouri, about how the index could help more rural teenagers reach college.

This segment aired on June 19, 2019.


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