Naturalization Exam Results
Each student enrolled in a U.S. Government course where credit is awarded for General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors, or Core 40 with Technical Honors designation is required to take the naturalization examination provided by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) as administered by the student’s high school. U.S. Government courses include Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, dual credit, and Cambridge International courses. Students do not need to pass the naturalization examination in order to pass the U.S.Government course. Retests are not required or published in the results. Indiana Code 20-30-5-7(d) requires, not later than November 1, 2022, and not later than November 1 each year thereafter, the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) to report student data from the naturalization examination to the Indiana General Assembly.
Test Materials and Process
General information regarding the naturalization examination can be found here. The 2020 naturalization examination contains 128 items. Students participating in the naturalization examination complete 20 of the 128 items. These items are presented orally by the U.S. Government instructor. The U.S. Government instructor is responsible for selecting the 20 items to present to students. A student score of 60 percent (12/20) is considered passing on the student’s first attempt. The total number of students, student scores, and student passing rates are collected at the school level for each semester or trimester the course is offered.
Starting with the 2021-2022 school year, the Indiana Department of Education requires that all Indiana school districts publish naturalization examination results to the district’s website. Retests are not required or published in the results.
Shenandoah High School Naturalization Exam Results for fhe 2021-2022 School Year:
- Number of students taking the exam: 74
- Number of students who passed the exam with a score of 60% or higher on their first attempt: 66
- Pass rate of the naturalization exam with regard to the number of students who participated: 89%