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Bright Futures Could Be Harder To Get

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It could become even tougher for Florida students to get bright futures scholarships. A senate proposal would match the state score requirements for the SAT and ACT tests to match the national percentile rankings.

Sen. Kelli Stargel (R-Lakeland) says the change was needed.

"Through the years the different testing organizations have changed their test and in doing so it was getting much easier to reach those different levels. Concordant for the SAT would be 1290 would be the 86th percentile, and a concordant score of 1170 would be the 70th," said Stargel.

Stargel says any student who graduates after 2020 would be required to meet the higher testing requirements.

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