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On Thursday, May 16 the College Board, makers of the SAT, announced a new test feature: the “adversity score” or “Environmental Context Dashboard.” The adversity score assesses the adversity a student has faced based on factors like the student’s neighborhood crime rates, median family income, and family stability. The idea is to provide context to college admissions officers. “It’s an effort by the College Board to better provide colleges and universities with metrics to assess…