Gov. Rauner signs advanced placement reform bill into law

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A new state law in Illinois is intended to simplify the process for students seeking college credit for the advanced placement classes they took in high school. Gov. Bruce Rauner signed the legislation Thursday. It requires all Illinois public colleges and universities to give students credit for a score of three or better on 34 of the advanced placement course examinations. Currently, the minimum score required for college credit ranges between two and five, depending on the type of test and the school that the student wants to attend. State Rep. Carol Sente of Vernon Hills introduced the bill in February. She says the new law will help clarify things. The new policy will go into effect for the 2016-2017 academic year.