The United States College Board announced new guidelines for its SAT exam this week; confirming the nationwide test for high school students will now include an “adversity score” to account for children’s “social background.”
“The College Board, which oversees the SAT exam used by most U.S. colleges during the admissions process, plans to introduce an ‘adversity score’ which takes into consideration the social and economic background of every student,” reports Fox News.
“The new adversity score is being calculated using 15 factors, including the crime rate and poverty level from the student’s high school and neighborhood,” adds the article. “Students won’t be privy to their scores but colleges and universities will see them when reviewing applications.”
The College Board will introduce the new guidelines to 150 colleges and universities by this fall and nearly all schools by 2021.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) May 16, 2019
“There are a number of amazing students who may have scored less (on the SAT) but have accomplished more,” David Coleman, chief executive of the College Board, said. “We can’t sit on our hands and ignore the disparities of wealth reflected in the SAT.”
“This (adversity score) is literally affecting every application we look at,” Jeremiah Quinlan, dean of undergraduate admissions at Yale, told WSJ. “It has been a part of the success story to help diversity our freshman class.”
Read the full report at Fox News.
CAMPUS CHAOS: California to Allow Homeless Students to Sleep in CARS on Campus
California is poised to enact legislation in the coming days that would allow “homeless college students” to sleep in their cars on campus after hours; raising serious concerns from parents and residents over the security and safety in the area.
“With thousands of community college students in California either homeless or facing the threat of homelessness, the state assembly in Sacramento is considering a bill that would allow those students to legally sleep overnight in their vehicles at campus parking lots and structures,” reports Fox News.
“The new bill, which was sponsored by Democratic Assemblyman Marc Berman, would permit any student in good standing at their community college to use their school’s parking system as a place to sleep overnight,” adds the author.
“Unfortunately, this is all too common throughout California, with one in four community college students experiencing housing insecurity or homelessness,” said the author behind the bill.
Read the full report at Fox News.
CAMPUS CHAOS: Liberal Colleges Clampdown on 'Offensive' Halloween Costumes
As college students prepare to enjoy Halloween festivities throughout the country, liberal universities across the US are releasing new guidelines restricting costumes that some may find “offensive.”
The “Inclusion” policy released by Northern Arizona University warns students of the dangers of “cultural appropriation,” telling them to avoid dressing as caricatures of a “culture that is not one’s own.”
“Cultural appropriation means adopting a cultural product in terms of local meanings and practices. In its broadest sense the term means taking an existing cultural form from one social group and replaying it in another with different meanings or practices,” said the school’s website.
The University of St. Thomas also released policies regarding “acceptable student costumes” in an article titled, “Costume or Cultural Appropriation?“
“The leaves are falling, the temperature is dropping, and Halloween is just around the corner. Many would argue that Halloween is the day of the year where you can be whoever, or whatever you want. However, it’s important to know the distinction between what is funny and what is cultural appropriation,” writes the author.
“Does my costume represent a culture that is not my own?” it urges students to ask before leaving their dormitories.
Read the liberal memo below: