US citizenship test for American citizens


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.


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.


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

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