Kansas bill proposes civics test requirement before getting high school diploma

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TOPEKA, Kan. – A Kansas bill introduced this month would require students to pass a civics exam in order to graduate high school.

“All students who enroll in grade nine in any accredited public, private or parochial high school on or after July 1, 2020, shall be required
to pass an examination on the principles of American civics. Any student who does not satisfactorily pass such examination shall not be certified as having completed the course requirements necessary for graduation from high school.” – KS HB 2573

The exam would have 100 questions similar to those administered by the U.S. citizenship and immigration services to applicants for U.S. citizenship through naturalization.

Students can take the text multiple times.