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California Citizenship Preparation

The focus of the Citizenship Preparation program is literacy skills. The program uses ESL methodologies and citizenship preparation material to prepare learners to take and pass the USCIS (formerly INS) written and oral citizenship test. The program includes outreach services, skills assessment, curriculum development and instruction, professional development, naturalization preparation and assistance and program evaluation.

Citizenship Information and Resources

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Resource Center

CASAS Bibliography of Citizenship Materials
The bibliography is an annotated index of commercially published citizenship textbooks, audiocassettes, videos, and Internet sites and is a terrific resource and time saver for citizenship programs and instructors. The bibliography provides publisher information for ordering all materials.

These questions and answers will provide information and guidance to California agencies with EL Civics Citizenship Preparation.


These slides above give all the basic information needed by programs beginning or continuing Civic Participation and Citizenship Preparation Programs. Citizenship Preparation Programs should focus on slides 13-18.


The Professional Development Guide for Adult Citizenship Educators

Adult Citizenship Education Sample Curriculum for a Low Beginning ESL Level Course


Citizenship Oral Interview Test (CIT) and  Government and History for Citizenship Test
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!

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