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State of South Dakota
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, 2013
HOUSE BILL NO. 1128
Introduced by: Representatives Russell, Greenfield, Kaiser, Miller, Nelson, and Olson
(Betty) and Senators Begalka and Monroe
FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to allow certain students to participate in the opportunity
scholarship program under certain circumstances.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
Section 1. That § 13-55-31.2 be amended to read as follows:
13-55-31.2. Any student who does not meet the high school course requirements as provided
in subdivision 13-55-31(3) is eligible for the opportunity scholarship program if:
(1) The student takes the test administered by
the American College Testing Program
ACT, Incorporated and earns a composite score of twenty-eight twenty-four or higher
and achieves ACT college readiness benchmark scores equaling or exceeding
eighteen for English, twenty-one for reading, twenty-two for math, and twenty-four
for science; or
(2) The student takes the Scholastic Assessment Test and earns a
score of twelve hundred fifty critical reading-mathematics score of one thousand
or higher, while also attaining
sufficiently high markers in reading, writing,
mathematics, and science as not to require remediation in any of those areas a college
readiness benchmark score of five hundred or higher each on the critical reading,
mathematics, and writing sections of the test.
This section is effective on July 1, 2013. Any student who completes a program of
secondary education on or after May 1, 2012, may establish eligibility for the opportunity
scholarship under the provisions of this section.
Section 2. That § 13-55-31 be amended by adding thereto a NEW SUBDIVISION to read
Any student who receives a program of secondary education pursuant to § 13-27-3 satisfies
the eligibility requirements of subdivision 13-55-31(1).