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American Civics Test

All students in Mesa Public Schools, starting with the graduating class of 2019, will take the American Civics Test in their 8th grade year. Students in graduating classes prior to 2019 will complete the test as needed to meet the requirement. Students who do not pass with at least a 60/100 will be given the opportunity to take the test until they reach the required score. 

Required for Graduation per the “American Civics Act” ARS 15-701.01

"Beginning in the 2016-2017 school year, the Competency Requirements for Social Studies shall include a requirement that, in order to graduate from high school or obtain a high school equivalency diploma, a pupil must correctly answer at least sixty of the one hundred questions listed on a test that is identical to the Civics portion of the naturalization test used by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. A district school or charter school shall document on the pupil's transcript that the pupil has passed a test that is identical to the civics portion of the naturalization test used by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services as required by this section."

Citizenship Study Guide
USCIS Lesson Plans and Activities
USCIS Questions and Answers for the Naturalization Test
Quizlet - USA Citizenship Test
ASU - Civic Literacy Curriculum
TESTING WINDOWS 2020-2021

First Semester

  • Opens December 7, 2020
  • Closes December 18, 2020

Second Semester

  • Opens April 26, 2021
  • Closes May 20, 2021