Last year, the Kentucky General Assembly passed SB 159. This bill requires all state high school seniors must pass an exam that is composed of questions from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services test. 

The bill goes into effect this July. Students must score 60 percent or better on a 100-question civics exam in order to receive a diploma.

For example, these questions are on the exam:

-Who makes federal laws?

-How many U.S. Senators are there?

-How many amendments does the Constitution have?

-How many justices are on the Supreme Court?

And so forth, see the complete test HERE.

Each local school board will be expected to prepare or approve the exam and how it is administered and implemented. Students who have passed the test in the past five years are not required to retake it. Students will be allowed to retake the exam until they pass.

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