US citizenship test for American citizens

FACT

Around July 4th, 2019, the leading news media, CNN and the New York Times published news about the U.S. citizenship test along with 10 quizzes. 

  • Immigrants applying for U.S. citizenship must answer 6 out of the 10 questions correctly to pass the naturalization test.
  • United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reports that the overall national pass rate is 90% as of March 2019.
  • USCIS only gives immigrants two chances to pass the test before they must restart the application process from scratch.

Discover

The Tennessee Department of Education guides their students (grades 9-12) must take and pass (70 percent or higher) the United States citizenship and immigration test during the student’s high school career per state law (T.C.A. § 49-6-408)

Schools in which all seniors earning a regular diploma score 85 percent or higher on the U.S. civics test will be recognized by the department as a U.S. Civics All-Star School. All districts are required to submit their civics compliance form by June 15, 2020 for their 2020 graduating seniors.

IDEAS

We need to have a standard civics compliance across the USA.

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