WHO CAN ACCESS AND USE SCHOOL BONUS POINTS?
- Colleges and universities will have access to downloadable datafiles to link to the high school, or all K-12 schools, attended by a student applicant. The associated bonus points can be included in their admissions calculations and considerations.
- Individuals will be able to find their schools, and their associated bonus points, using a search function and dropdown menus.
- Real estate websites will be able to include these scores in their school rating displays.
HOW WILL SCHOOL BONUS POINTS BE INCLUDED IN HIGHER EDUCATION ADMISSIONS?
We expect that students attending K-12 schools with higher values of bonus points will have an increased chance of acceptance when applying to selective institutions of higher education.
In addition, institutions of Higher Education could also take individual applicant's socioeconomic level into consideration, so:
- Poorer students from poorer schools would receive the largest "bonus point" boost.
- Wealthier students attending poorer schools, and poorer students attending wealthier schools, would receive the next most "bonus points".
- Finally, wealthier students attending wealthier schools would not receive any "bonus points" towards college admissions.
Note, however, that institutions of higher education will be able to include School Bonus Points in admissions decisions however they wish.
HOW WILL SCHOOL BONUS POINTS PROMOTE VOLUNTARY INTEGRATION OF K-12 SCHOOLS?
- Bonus points at K-12 schools will increase according to the schools’ economic disadvantage, so more economically disadvantaged schools may become more attractive to higher-income families.
- The more it is recognized that bonus points are having an effect on selective higher education admissions, the more this incentive will encourage voluntary K-12 school (and neighborhood) integration.
HOW MANY BONUS POINTS WILL YOUR K-12 SCHOOL BE WORTH?
- A search function and dropdown menus will be added to this site to allow individuals to find the bonus points associated with any U.S. K-12 public school.
- Currently, the Methods page outlines expectations for School Bonus Point calculations.