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Editorial: This SAT 'adversity score' merits a failing grade

Decisions about admission into college are based on a gamut of factors. Potentially among them: a student's understanding of parabolas, perihelions and the Reconstruction - that is, his or her academic preparation and performance. But should those decisions also take into account the resourcefulness shown in learning amid challenging circumstances - say, an impoverished, crime-ridden neighborhood?

The College Board thinks so, and if it had a

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