Monday, July 22, 2019

The Trump Administration to Make Changes to Citizenship Test

Photo: DON EMMERT, AFP/Getty Images
The Trump administration announced Friday that it will revise the current test to become a citizen of the United States.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said in a statement that it is revising the current citizenship test "to ensure it continues to serve as an accurate measure of a naturalization applicant’s civics knowledge and that it reflects best practices in adult education assessments."
The agency did not include details about the exact changes, but said that a working group is reviewing and updating questions. In addition, that group will also "assess potential changes to the speaking portion of the test."
The new test will be implemented in either December 2020 or early 2021, after analysis of a pilot beginning this fall. The test was last revised in 2008.
Acting USCIS Director Ken Cuccinelli also said in the statement that the agency has the responsibility of "updating, maintaining, and improving" the test in an effort "to help potential new citizens fully understand the meaning of U.S. citizenship and the values that unite all Americans.”
“Granting U. S. citizenship is the highest honor our nation bestows,” Cuccinelli also said.
Read the rest of the story HERE.

If you like what you see, please "Like" us on Facebook either here or here. Please follow us on Twitter here.

No comments: