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Kruse: Legislation to require Indiana public high schools to administer civics test signed by Gov. Holcomb

STATEHOUSE (April 29, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Dennis Kruse (R-Auburn) that requires Indiana public high schools to administer a civics test to students as part of the required high school curriculum was recently signed into law by Gov. Eric Holcomb.

Senate Enrolled Act 132 requires each Indiana public high school to administer an exam to students in their U.S. government class that consists of material identical to the U.S. Civics Test given to those seeking U.S. citizenship.

“Studies show that people in our country do not know basic civics, which is why we need measures in place to guarantee our students are retaining this information,” Kruse said. “If we’re requiring those seeking citizenship in the U.S. to know this material, we need to ensure our students know the same information, and I believe this exam will help resolve this issue.”

SEA 132 will take effect July 1, 2019.


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