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. 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.
Indiana Code 20-30-5-7(d) requires the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) to report student data from the naturalization examination to the Indiana General Assembly.
Beginning with the 2021-2022 school year, schools are required to report the following information via JotForm each semester or trimester during which students are enrolled in the U.S. Government course.
(1) The number of students who took the naturalization examination,
(2) The number of students who passed the naturalization examination by a score of not less than sixty percent (60%) on their first attempt, and
(3) The pass rate of the naturalization examination regarding the students who participated.
The school must also post results from the naturalization examination to the school’s website not later than Nov. 1 (for the previous school year).
Salem High School 2023-24 Results:
75 students took the naturalization exam
70 students scored 60% or higher
93% passed the naturalization exam