AIR Assesses Naturalization Test for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service

Jan 24, 2006, 00:00 ET from American Institutes for Research

    WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Institutes for Research
 (AIR), on behalf of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service -- formerly
 known as the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service -- has been
 conducting an assessment of the current U.S. Naturalization Test to determine
 options for redesigning the test.
     In September 2005, AIR was asked to assess the Naturalization Test process
 to help determine how to make the test's content and testing procedures more
 efficient, fair, secure, and applicant-centered.  AIR's report to Citizenship
 and Immigration Service considers the value and feasibility of strategies to
 rewrite the entire Naturalization Test, and to redesign only certain sections
 of the test, as well as strategies to continue using parts of the current test
 in their existing form.
     About AIR
     Established in 1946, the American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a
 nonpartisan not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social
 science research on important social issues and delivers technical assistance
 both domestically and internationally in the areas of health, education, and
 workforce productivity.

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