A poor immigrant who studied hard and worked hard might have a shot at the best schools in the land.Over a century later, the College Board has announced that the Scholastic Assessment Test will include an adversity score based on zip codes that purports to measure the social environment of the student.The new exam will be rolled out in 2016, so this year's ninth graders will be the first to take it, in their junior year.
It will measure students' ability to analyze and explain how an author builds an argument, instead of measuring the coherence of the writing but not the quality or accuracy of the reasoning.
It will be up to school districts and colleges the students apply to as to whether the essay will be required.
By the age of 25, he was working at Mc Kinsey as an educational consultant.
The rest of the story was an escalator ride through the consulting industry that destroyed education.
The downfall of the College Board began when it picked David Coleman, a Gates alumnus who had played a significant role in writing Common Core standards, as its new president.
Coleman, a Rhodes Scholar, the son of a Bennington College president and New School dean, had degrees from Yale, Cambridge and Oxford.
It also says every income-eligible student who takes the SAT will receive four fee waivers to apply for college, which continues an effort the College Board has had to assist low-income students.
(Yahoo: No more access with Facebook, Google IDs) These are the first SAT upgrades since 2005 when the essay portion was added and analogy questions were removed.
"Every educator knows flashcards are not the best way to build real word knowledge, but when the SAT rolls around they become the royal road.
Students stop reading and start flipping." The essay will be changed in other ways, too.