DAILYKENN.com -- SAT scores tend to correlate with family incomes. That is, students with higher SAT scores tend to come from high-income families. Students will mid-range SAT scores tend to come from middle-income families. Students with lower SAT scores tend to come from low-income environments.
This may be due to social injustice. More likely it reflects that facts that (1) intelligence is the most accurate predictor of income and (2) intelligence is inheritable.
Nonetheless, the Marxists among seem determined to skew reality to fit their cult's core dogma: Humans are essentially the same and differences should be attributed to social influence rather than genetic predisposition.
An op-ed in the Chicago Tribune criticized the addition of an "adversity score" to add merit to test takers from "adverse" neighborhoods:
Note, though, that this measure isn’t about the student, it’s about the student’s habitat. Problem already. What about the September applicant whose family moved in August from one kind of environment to a very different neighborhood? What about the parents who scrimp to rent the cheapest house in a decent school district — is their child therefore “privileged”?
A core tenant of Marxism blames economic disparities on social injustice. Marxism then set out to remove the injustice. In reality, economic disparities in free-market economies are due to intelligence. Smart people — those who tend to score high on SAT tests — are more likely to earn more than less intelligent people. What's more, smart people are more likely to engender smart children.
Apparently the "adversity score" is an effort to skew reality to make it fit Marxism's core dogma.
From insidehighered.com ▼
The SAT has been criticized for years because wealthy students earn higher scores, on average, than do those who are middle class, who in turn earn higher scores, on average, than do those who are from low-income families.
In the United States, a disproportionate share of low-income families -- generally without access to the best public schools -- are black or Latinx (sic). These patterns have been cited by the growing number of colleges that have dropped requirements that all applicants submit SAT or ACT scores. And many admissions experts expect that number to grow if the current lawsuit against Harvard University's affirmative action policies leads to new legal limits on the right of colleges to consider race in admissions.
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