Civics Assessments

Per state law (T.C.A. § 49-6-408), students must participate in the United States citizenship and immigration test during the student’s high school career. In order to meet the Social Studies course credit requirements to earn a full diploma upon graduation from high school, each student must take and pass the civics test developed by the LEA, pursuant to T.C.A. § 49-6-408. Schools in which all seniors earning a regular diploma also earn a passing grade (70 percent or higher) on the U.S. civics test will be recognized by the department as a U.S. Civics All-Star School.


Administration Windows


Administered once in Grades 9-12. Administration dates are determined at the school level.