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Senate Bill (H)

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Civics test as graduation requirement. Requires the state board of education (state board) to provide to a public school, including a charter school, or an accredited nonpublic school a United States government course exam (exam) that contains material that is identical to the material tested on the United States Civics Tests administered by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services to each applicant for United States citizenship. Requires a public school, including a charter school, or an accredited nonpublic school to administer the exam. Provides that, beginning with the 2020-2021 school year, an individual must obtain a satisfactory score on Civics test as graduation requirement. Requires the state board of education (state board) to provide to a public school, including a charter school, or an accredited nonpublic school a United States government course exam (exam) that contains material that is identical to the material tested on the United States Civics Tests administered by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services to each applicant for United States citizenship. Requires a public school, including a charter school, or an accredited nonpublic school to administer the exam. Provides that, beginning with the 2020-2021 school year, an individual must obtain a satisfactory score on the exam before: (1) graduating from a public high school or an accredited nonpublic high school; or (2) obtaining a high school equivalency certificate. ... View more