Naturalization Test Redesign Development 2022
On Dec. 14, DHS published a notice in the Federal Register announcing that USCIS plans to conduct a nationwide trial of proposed changes to the current naturalization test. This trial will include changes to the English-speaking portion and the content and format of the civics portion of the naturalization test.
USCIS is developing the nationwide trial based on USCIS subject matter expert review of the naturalization test and in response to stakeholder feedback about the standardization and structure of the naturalization test. We will conduct the trial with the help of volunteer community-based organizations (CBOs) that work with immigrant English language learners and lawful permanent residents preparing for naturalization. We will seek approximately 1,500 individuals enrolled in adult education classes to take the trial test. We may use the results of the trial to support changes to the naturalization test.
The trial is tentatively scheduled for a five-month period in 2023. We will publish a request for volunteer CBOs on this website before the trial test period begins.
- The first virtual public engagement was held on Jan. 12, 2023. The PowerPoint presentation (PDF, 473.92 KB) and a summary of the questions and answers (PDF, 371.88 KB) from that session are available for review.
- The second virtual public engagement was held on March 3, 2023. The PowerPoint presentation (PDF, 404.54 KB) and a summary of the questions and answers (PDF, 310.26 KB) from that session are also available for review.
- The third virtual public engagement was held on April 28, 2023. The PowerPoint presentation (PDF, 409.64 KB) from that session is available for review.
- The fourth virtual public engagement was held on May 31, 2023. The PowerPoint presentation (PDF, 409.86 KB) from that session is available for review.
- A webinar hosted by USCIS and the Office of CIS Ombudsman was held on July 19, 2023. A video of that webinar is available online.
We will continue to conduct national engagements for interested stakeholders. These engagements will include a review of each step in the process and the progress of each step. During these engagements, we invite all interested parties to submit written data, views, comments, and arguments on all aspects of this trial and test. Look for announcements for additional national engagements on this website. Comments related to the trial testing may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional information, when available, will also be published on this page.