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It’s a feeling that every high school student dreads: opening the results of your SAT or ACT and not seeing the perfect score you wanted. Whether that goal was a 1500 or a 1250, there’s an inevitable swell of disappointment, insecurity, and worry. Your mind somehow conjures up the harrowing image of your college dreams washing away. Don’t worry. Silence your neural inquisitor. You will be okay. Taking standardized exams is almost never like slaying

The SAT Adversity Score

Posted by admin on May 17, 2019

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The CollegeBoard is rolling out an ‘Adversity Score,’ which is part of a larger rating system called the Environmental Context Dashboard that the CollegeBoard will include in test results it reports to schools. It has already been piloted by 50 colleges and universities, including Yale. The new score will be rolled out to 150 schools this year and then more widely in 2020. The goal is to contextualize a student’s score based on various environmental
First, what is scaling? Scaling is a form of grading that is not based strictly on the percentage of correct answers (the way a typical school exam is graded). It is a process in which a raw score, or the number of questions a student answers correctly, is converted into a numerical value, for the SAT a number between 200-800. The SAT also uses a system of “equating” to ensure that scores from exam to
To help parents understand these changes and how they affect the college application process, Curvebreakers presents this third installment in our 3-part College Application Series: The College Application – It’s not all about GPA & Test Scores In Part 1 & 2, we discussed that SAT/ACT scores and GPA together make up approximately 60% of college’s acceptance decisions, which still leaves us with 40% remaining. That’s a huge portion, and it means there are significant
To help parents understand these changes and how they affect the college application process, Curvebreakers presents this second installment in our 3-part College Application Series: How does high school GPA influence colleges’ acceptance decisions? Our chart shows that GPA makes up approximately 30% of a college’s acceptance decision – the same as the SAT/ACT score. It is possible – and more common than you may think – for a student with a high GPA to