State of South Dakota  
EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, 2013  

596U0096   HOUSE ENGROSSED    NO.  HB 1128 -  02/14/2013  

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 after July 1, 2013, and earns a composite score of twenty-eight 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 after July 1, 2013, and earns a verbal-mathematics score of twelve hundred fifty or higher, while also attaining sufficiently high markers in reading, writing, mathematics, and science as not to require remediation in any of those areas; or
            (3)    The student takes the test administered by ACT Incorporated after July 1, 2013, and earns a composite score of twenty-six 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 the student takes the Scholastic Assessment Test and earns a critical reading-mathematics score of one thousand one hundred seventy or higher, while also attaining a college readiness benchmark score of five hundred or higher each on the critical reading, mathematics, and writing sections of the test, and the student's secondary education was received predominantly pursuant to § 13-27-3.
    This section is effective on July 1, 2013.