USCIS is redesigning the naturalization exam in an effort to create a more standardized, fair, and meaningful test and testing process. The redesign will include uniform testing protocols and procedures nationwide and a revised test which will encourage civic learning and patriotism among prospective citizens. The revised test will focus on the fundamental concepts of American democracy and the rights and responsibilities of citizenship with the goal of encouraging citizenship applicants to learn and identify with basic American values. For additional information, please refer to the USCIS Fact Sheet at the following link: http://www.uscis.gov/files/pressrelease/FactSheetNatzTest113006.pdf.