So I'll rent my kid(s) an apartment in Englewood assuming it is still a bad neighborhood in 18 to 20 years, use that as the mailing address for SAT and boom a high adversity score
Yup, as is usually the case, with money you can find away to take advantage of things.
You seem to think that someone's up bringing and school district and parent income does not impact how much they can learn? Yet I have a feeling if you have kids you made sure that you lived in a good school district or put them through private school.
Seems pretty clear to me, someone from a family with less money, or a bad school district who scores as well as someone from a better situation, has more potential, and given more will go even further.
That's what college admissions counselors, personal statements and interviews are for. This is just a gibberish number that can't actually tell you shit.
Its a number based on 12 social / economic / geographic data from the persons life. Not sure why you think it is gibberish, then again the actual SAT score is pretty much gibberish. Its pretty well documented with tutoring you can raise the score significantly.. does that mean the kid is any smarter.. nope just that they learned to take a test. I think a good argument could be made the adversity number is more informative along with grades and other stuff, the the actual SAT scores.
I am a person who generally think more data is good, so this is just another piece of the pie.
Oh and on those admissions counselors (I'll ignore personal statements as proven if you have money you pay to have an editor "edit" your work for what they want) so how does that counselor evaluate the kid who is to poor to go to the college visit?
I probably took a week or more off of work, drove thousands of miles, for each of my kids college admissions, and flew one kid to one school. Many kids don't have that resource.
Funny thing apparently 50 universities have been beta testing this for a few years, and all seem pretty happy with the results.
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Triathlete since 9:56:39 AM EST Aug 20, 2006.
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