The Persistent Grip of Social Class on College Admissions: Essay subject and average reported household income of students
graph from New York Times; slow reveal by Amy Zimmer (@zimmerdiamonds) and Jenna Laib (@jennalaib)
(Slide deck includes notes and questions to elicit discourse)
Type of Graph: infographic
Source: Arvind, Ashok. “Persistent Grip of Social Class on College Admissions: The SAT is falling out of favor, but a study looking at essays suggests “soft factors” have their own issues.” New York Times: May 26, 2021.
Additional Paired Texted/Resources:
- The Learning Network. “What’s Going On In This Graph: College Essays.” New York Times: December 9, 2021.
Potential Math Content: infographics, scatterplots, scale
Potential Content Connections: college admissions, socioeconomic class