The Redesigned Citizenship Test: High Stakes

Laureen Laglagaron and Bhavna Devani
Date of Publication: 
September, 2008
Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

More than a decade in the making, the redesigned citizenship test required for use after October 1, 2008, is supposed to provide a more meaningful opportunity for applicants to demonstrate knowledge about US history and civics, and allow the government more standardized test administration. This MPI Backgrounder details the redesign process, examines whether the government met its goals and provides policy recommendations.

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Laglagaron, L. and Devani, B. (2008). The Redesigned Citizenship Test: High Stakes. MPI Backgrounder No. 6, September 2008. Washington, D.C.: Migration Policy Institute.