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August 3, 2006

Senate Bill 1690: Math Proficiency as a Requirement for Attaining a Driver's License

Author:
Senator Myers

Summary:
Oklahoma law currently requires that people applying for a driver's license or permit and who are under 18 attend school and show proficiency in reading. This bill would also require that proficiency in mathematics be proven.

A student would be required to pass either the state-wide 8th-grade math test, or another test approved by the State Department of Education. Homeschooled students would be at a tremendous disadvantage since they don't use the state's math curriculum and would have no control over the alternative test the Department of Education might approve.

Status:

1/21/2006Prefiled
2/07/2006Referred to Senate Public Safety Committee
2/13/2006Failed in Senate Public Safety Committee, by a 8-3 vote

HSLDA's Position:
Oppose.

Action Requested:
No action is requested at this time.

 Other Resources

Feb.-13-2006—Oklahoma—Calls Needed: Oppose Linking Math Test with Driver's License

Feb.-14-2006—Oklahoma—Update: Math Requirement for Driver's License Fails

Bill Text and History