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HF 3034

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 02/03/2022 03:29pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

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A bill for an act
relating to higher education; prohibiting the consideration of SAT and ACT test
scores; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 136F.302, subdivision 1;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 135A; 136A.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

new text begin [135A.59] REGULATING THE USE OF ACT AND SAT TEST SCORES.
new text end

new text begin (a) Institutions governed by the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and
Universities must not require, request, accept, or consider a student's ACT, SAT, or similar
standardized college admissions test score for any purpose, including, but not limited to:
new text end

new text begin (1) granting admission to or allowing enrollment in the institution or any of its courses
or programs;
new text end

new text begin (2) awarding loans, grants, scholarships, or other forms of need-based or merit-based
financial benefits funded by general fund appropriations; and
new text end

new text begin (3) awarding course credits, assigning students to courses or programs, or making other
curricular determinations.
new text end

new text begin (b) This section does not affect a faculty member's academic research or course content.
new text end

new text begin (c) Institutions governed by the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota are
requested to comply with this section.
new text end

Sec. 2.

new text begin [136A.085] REGULATING THE USE OF ACT AND SAT TEST SCORES.
new text end

new text begin The office must not require, request, accept, or consider a student's ACT, SAT, or similar
undergraduate college admissions test score when awarding loans, grants, scholarships, or
other forms of need-based or merit-based financial benefits.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 136F.302, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

ACT or SAT college ready score; Minnesota Comprehensive
Assessment career and college ready benchmarks.

(a) A state college or university must
not require an individual to take a remedial, noncredit course in a subject area if the individual
has deleted text beginreceived a college ready ACT or SAT score ordeleted text end met a career and college ready Minnesota
Comprehensive Assessment benchmark in that subject area. Only the deleted text beginACT and SAT scores
an individual received and the
deleted text end Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment benchmarks an
individual met in the previous five years are valid for purposes of this section. Each state
college and university must post notice of the exemption from remedial course taking on
its website explaining student course placement requirements.

(b) When deciding if an individual is admitted to or if an individual may enroll in a state
college or university, the state college or university must consider the individual's scores
on the high school Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments, in addition to other factors
determined relevant by the college or university.

Sec. 4. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
new text end

new text begin This act is effective for the 2023-2024 academic year and later.
new text end