2017 Arkansas Code
Title 6 - Education
Subtitle 2 - Elementary and Secondary Education Generally
Chapter 16 - Curriculum
Subchapter 1 - General Provisions
§ 6-16-149. United States citizenship civics test
- (a) (1) Beginning in the 2018-2019 school year, in order to receive a high school diploma from a public school or a high school equivalency diploma from a state entity, a student shall:
- (A) Take a test that is identical to the civics portion of the naturalization test used by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services; and
- (B) Correctly answer at least sixty (60) of the one hundred (100) test questions.
- (2) A student may retake the test as many times as necessary to achieve a passing score.
- (b) The State Board of Education shall determine the method and manner by which to administer a test that is identical to the civics portion of the naturalization test used by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.
- (c) The requirement under subsection (a) of this section shall not apply to a student who:
- (1) Is exempted in accordance with the student's individualized education program;
- (2) Attends school in the Corrections School System under § 12-29-301 et seq.; or
- (3) Is over eighteen (18) years of age and seeking a high school equivalency diploma.
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