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Bright Futures Could Be Harder To Get

A Day in the Bite

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.

Blaise Gainey is a State Government Reporter for WFSU News. Blaise hails from Windermere, Florida. He graduated from The School of Journalism at the Florida A&M University. He formerly worked for The Florida Channel, WTXL-TV, and before graduating interned with WFSU News. He is excited to return to the newsroom. In his spare time he enjoys watching sports, Netflix, outdoor activities and anything involving his daughter.