MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Leaders in the SC Senate and House joined together today at a press conference in the State House to promote efforts to ensure all SC high school graduates would have a basic understanding of American history and civics.
The James B. Edwards Civics Education Initiative in the House and Senate would require that a 100 question citizenship civics test would be taken for students in SC. This is the same type of test given by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services to immigrants who are seeking US Citizenship, students who pass the test with a score of (60) or higher will recieve Certificate of Achievement.
Rep. James Smith (D-Richand) stated that, "understanding basic civics is fundamental to becoming engaged and responsible"
.Testing and study materials are all free online at http://civicsquiz.com/