Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Bill: A "Not-So-Bright" Futures Scholarship?

TALLAHASSEE, Florida -- Applicants for Florida Bright Future Scholarships would not have to meet higher testing standards scheduled to kick in next school year under a measure filed Tuesday that would maintain the testing threshold at existing levels. 

The bill, HB 387, would maintain current law that requires students to score at least a 22 on the ACT or 1070 on the SAT to qualify for the scholarship.  The scores represent the 51st percentile on each test. 

Those standards are scheduled to increase beginning in the 2013-14 academic year to 26 on the ACT and 1170 on the SAT, scores that represent the 75th percentile.  The bill was filed by Rep. Ricardo Rangel, R-Kissimmee.

Article By: News Service of Florida