Effective this year, Alabama ACT 2017-173, requires all high school seniors in Alabama to successfully complete a civics test based on the US Citizenship and Immigration Services exam. The purpose of this test is to ensure that all Alabama students have basic knowledge of United States history, government, and geography as well as related civic rights and responsibilities. The test has 100 multiple-choice questions and will be administered during the student’s required government class. Students must earn a 60 on the test to pass it. Students who do not successfully complete the exam on the first attempt must take it again during their government class in order to meet graduation requirements. Teachers will work with students throughout the course to prepare for this test, and study materials are available.
If you have any questions about this new graduation requirement, please contact Dr. Stephanie Harrison, Secondary Curriculum Coordinator, at 251-972-8525.