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.
USCIS will conduct an initial virtual engagement on Jan. 12, 2023, to introduce the trial. We will also conduct national engagements for interested CBOs. 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 email@example.com.
Additional information, when available, will also be published on this page.