Minnesota Civics Test

Update: In 2023, the Minnesota Legislature repealed the civics test requirement. Beginning in the 2023-24 school year, districts will no longer need to administer the civics test (Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 120B.02, subdivision 3 has been repealed by Chapter 55, Article 2, Section 66).


In 2016, the Minnesota Legislature passed a law requiring Minnesota students in public schools to pass a civics test. Passing this test is not required for graduation. The test consists of 50 out of the 100 questions in the United States Custom and Immigration Services (USCIS) Naturalization Test. Students must pass 30 of the 50 questions selected by Learning Law and Democracy Foundation in consultation with civics teachers.

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