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Citizenship

Citizenship

Ensure that your students are well prepared for the citizenship process and USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) interview. Let CASAS citizenship assessments help you meet that goal!

  • The Citizenship Interview Test (CIT) is a one-on-one oral assessment that simulates the citizenship applicant's English-language interview with a USCIS examiner. Give your students self-confidence in the speaking and listening skills they'll need for a successful interview experience!

  • The Reading for Citizenship test series is designed to motivate beginning readers to improve their citizenship-focused reading skills. Make sure your students go into their USCIS interview ready to demonstrate their abilities to read basic English!

  • The Government and History for Citizenship tests reveal how much students know about American government and history. Citizenship applicants must demonstrate a solid knowledge of U.S. "civics" to complete the citizenship process successfully!

Delivery Formats

Citizenship Interview Test — Oral Interview Booklet (for test administrator)
Reading for Citizenship — Web-Based Testing (CASAS eTests Online), Computer-Based Testing (CASAS eTests Desktop), or Test Booklets
Government and History for Citizenship — Web-Based Testing (CASAS eTests Online), Computer-Based Testing (CASAS eTests Desktop), or Audio CD (with questions) and Test Booklets (with answer choices)

Scoring Options

CASAS eTests
TOPSpro Software
Manual Scoring (answer keys are included in Test Administration Manuals)

Advantages and Benefits

  • Tests are in line with the USCIS citizenship interview process and USCIS requirements that require applicants to "be able to read, write, and speak English and have knowledge and an understanding of U.S. history and government (civics)."
  • All citizenship tests easy to administer, score, and interpret
  • Test questions engage citizenship students in subject matter
  • Test results help guide citizenship instructors in curriculum development and lesson planning

Test Specifics

Citizenship Interview Test (CIT)
This is a one-on-one oral interview test for high beginning to advanced English language students. Topics include personal identification and information from the N-400 Application for Naturalization.

  • Form 973 and Form 974 — 15 to 20 minutes each

Reading for Citizenship
These tests assess reading comprehension for low beginning English language students. Forms 951 and 952 are at a CASAS Level A. Forms 951X and 952X are "bridge" tests between Level A and Level B.

  • Forms 951 and 952 — up to one hour each
  • Forms 951X and 952X — up to one hour each

Government and History for Citizenship
This is a test of U.S. civics for high beginning to advanced English language students. Test questions are administered by CD and answer choices are provided in an accompanying test booklet.

  • Forms 965 and 966 — 25 minutes each

Resources

Use the QuickSearch Online database to determine instructional resources by assessment series, skill area, program type, CASAS competency, publication title, and by publisher.

Access the Civics and Citizenship Toolkit on the USCIS website “to help your organization begin or enhance a collection or program for immigrants" (http://www.uscis.gov).

Training

Citizenship Interview Test (CIT)
CASAS offers self-paced online CIT administration certification. If you have not yet completed the certification process, you'll need to do so prior to ordering the Citizenship Interview Test. To register for the online course, submit an order for your training.

Reading for Citizenship
CASAS offers self-paced online Implementation Training at no cost. If you have not yet completed Implementation Training, you'll need to do so prior to ordering the Reading for Citizenship series.

Government and History for Citizenship
No training is required to order and administer the Government and History for Citizenship test. Simply order and read the Government and History Test Administration Manual.

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