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Visualizing How Adversity Affects SAT Scores

by Michael McLaughlin
A chart showing how high school's median SAT scores would change if they were weighted by adversity.

The Wall Street Journal has created a series of data visualizations illustrating the median SAT scores and median weighted SAT scores for U.S. high schools if colleges weighted the scores using the College Board’s abandoned diversity score. The score measured 15 factors, such as income level and crime rate, to measure adversity. The visualizations show that nearly every school with low adversity scores had actual SAT scores above the nation’s median score. But only 22 of the 1,212 schools with the highest adversity scores achieved actual SAT scores above the nation’s median. 

Take a look.

 

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