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2017 Regular Session



Education - Maryland High School Diploma - Civics Test Requirement

Sponsored by:

Senator Bates


In the Senate - Hearing 2/01 at 2:00 p.m.

Synopsis:Requiring a student to achieve a passing score on a civics test that consists of the 100 questions used for the civics portion of the naturalization test given the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services; requiring, on or before the first day of the 2018-2019 school year, the State Board to determine the means of providing each high school student an opportunity to take the required civics test; requiring a student to answer correctly at least 60% of the civics test questions to receive a passing score; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note (Revised)
All Sponsors:Senators Bates, Ready, and Simonaire
Additional Facts:Introduced in a prior session as: HB0324 Session: 2016 Regular Session
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2017
Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Primary and Secondary Education
Education - Miscellaneous
Narrow Subject(s):Counties -see also- Chartered Counties; Code Counties
Education, Boards of
Education -see also- Driver Ed; Higher Ed; Special Ed; etc
Education, State Board of
Public Schools
Records -see also- Land Records; Vital Records
Statutes:Article - Education
Article - Labor and Employment
(11-807, 11-808)

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November 28, 2017 1:10 P.M.