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  1. Can I write a review of this thread to go along with my one star?
  2. Who has ever said, “you know what, I wanna mark the whole ****in’ forum read on purpose”? No one!
  3. I think equating that statement with extremist Islam says a lot...a whole lot. And not about Islam or the AL governor
  4. There was an interesting article this week about how the evacuation has created a wonderful nature preserve, still dangerous, though.
  5. They have your Financial info and your mailing address. They will take the high achiever who can pay full price first...the demographic info is for the other kids.
  6. Yep. Often they get all As and have maxed out the classes that are weighted so they have identical GPAs
  7. They have been using all of the demographic data to make admissions decisions since the beginning of higher education. There is no such thing as non-discriminatory admissions.
  8. And the top two or three students become obsessively focused on the GPA and not on learning and it makes for a weird, unhealthy case of chasing numbers.
  9. Like I say, I think Scholastic will use it to counter their image problem whereby their scores positively correlate to family income. They can provide the adversity score as a data point for institutions to make decisions on candidates with like aptitude scores.
  10. Kind of like every sitcom made since MASH.
  11. I predict that if they both go, the student with the higher family income will outscore the other
  12. I think this will go down as one of the great societal failures of our generation...finding joy in hating our peers
  13. The SAT is an aptitude test, meaning it’s predictive. I am not sure how things like a zip code would help in predicting how well a person would acquire future knowledge and skills. If it were part of a study in which students’ ability to overcome adversity were measured, that would be seemingly relevant
  14. Scholastic has a problem because of the historical relationship between family income and SAT scores...I needn’t explain that relationship. My guess is this is their attempt to put a thumb on the scale when their recent revamp did nothing to change that relationship.