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WATCH: Texas High School History Exam May End Up Being A Civics Test. Would You Pass It?

The Texas House approved this week scrapping the State’s U.S. History exam required to graduate High School and replacing it with a civics test similar to the naturalization exam.


Since 2015, more than a dozen states have required High School social studies curriculum to include material covered by the 100 questions people take to become U.S. citizens. lessons focus more on items like the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

But the stakes are higher in Texas, where the History test is one of five that students pass to earn a diploma. The proposal would swap it for one similar to the citizenship test, while not otherwise alerting History curriculums.

The bill passed via voice vote on Wednesday, and needs only a final, largely formulaic vote to go to the State Senate.

See the 100 questions for the naturalization test


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