Minn. Program Will Offer a Tuition Break Based on Scores on a Standardized Test

Students at a Minnesota college will be able to get their junior-year tuition at a partner university reduced for scoring well on a standardized test of critical thinking, as part of an effort to bolster academic quality and fight grade inflation.

"Teaching and learning is what this whole project is about," said Paul Carney, an instructor of English at Minnesota State Community and Technical College, in Fergus Falls, and director of the new effort, which is called