Civics Assessment for Grades 9 and 10 | Information
During the 2022-2023 school year, all Tulsa Public Schools high school sites will administer the Civics Assessment to students starting in the 2025 cohort in the fall semester (by December 16, 2022 ) and in the spring semester (by May 19 at the latest). 2023, for students who have not met the requirement). Students with disabilities who are assessed through the Oklahoma Alternative Assessment Program (OAAP) are exempt from this requirement.
By state law, students must achieve a passing score of 60 out of 100 questions on the Civics Assessment, adapted from the 2008 United States Naturalization Test, to graduate from high school. .
How will the assessment be administered?
Social science teachers will administer the assessment. For most students, it will be administered through the Google Form so it can be graded immediately. The assessment is available digitally in English and Spanish. Hard copies are available in the following languages (as well as English and Spanish): Vietnamese, Arabic, Tagalog, Hmong, Pashto, Dari, Chuukese, Marshallese and German. Students may NOT use cell phones, notes, books, or have cheat sheets to help them pass the assessment.
What study resources are available for the assessment?
Many questions about assessment appear in the Oklahoma State Standards for K-12 Social Studies. Study guides, lesson plans with classroom activities and practice assessments are available.
Social science teachers will prepare students for the assessment. Students and families are also encouraged to access study materials and resources. They are available here.
When will students take the assessment?
All students in grades 9 and 10 will take the assessment in the fall semester before December 16. Individual school sites are responsible for creating a test plan that works best for them. If you have any questions, please contact your student’s high school guidance counselor.
What happens if a student is absent on test day or does not receive a passing grade?
School sites will have a plan for administering make-up assessments to students who still need the requirement. Students are entitled to an unlimited number of remedial assessments until they receive a passing grade.
For questions and additional information, please contact your student’s high school guidance counselor. You can also check out other FAQs on the Oklahoma State Department of Education website.