STATEWIDE — High school students in Indiana will still take a civics class and citizenship test, but they won’t need to pass it in order to graduate.
Last week, the Indiana House Education Committee took out part of a proposal that would have required students to pass a citizenship test in order to get a diploma.
School districts say it would be better to offer the same citizenship test that new citizens take during civics classes that are already required.
The change was made after the bill already passed the Senate. State lawmakers say it was changed to prevent any additional testing burden for students as part of graduation requirements.