• Naturalization Examination

    (IC 20-30-5-7(d))

    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.  

    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.


    Naturalization Examination Results


    Fall 2022:

    • Number of students who took the exam: 69
    • Number of students who passed by a score of not less than 60% on their first attempt: 24
    • Pass rate for the naturalization exam regarding the students who participated: 34.7%



Last Modified on January 30, 2023