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Position Statement re: Resolution # 16-02-2 Affirming Support for Alternatives to the USCIS Naturalization Test as a Measure of Civic Knowledge, Skills, and Dispositions

  • 1.  Position Statement re: Resolution # 16-02-2 Affirming Support for Alternatives to the USCIS Naturalization Test as a Measure of Civic Knowledge, Skills, and Dispositions

    Posted 11-16-2017 03:12:00 PM
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    Good morning, friends and colleagues. I hope that you are having an excellent time at NCSS in San Francisco. My name is Steve Masyada, and I am chairing the team that will be crafting the position statement around Resolution # 16-02-2 Affirming Support for Alternatives to the USCIS Naturalization Test as a Measure of Civic Knowledge, Skills, and Dispositions. I am reaching out to you in order to solicit your input and ideas, and offer you the opportunity to provide feedback on the statement. If you are interested, I invite you to take part in the committee as well. Current members of the committee are: 

    Stefanie Wager, Iowa Dept of Public Education (NCSS Board Member)

    Dr. Marjorie Hunter, Arkansas (NCSS Board Member)

    Ms. Peggy Renihan, Florida (Citizenship Community Member)

    Dr. Doug Dobson, Florida (Citizenship Community Member)

    We will be submitting a final draft of this position statement before the end of February. As such, we will be soliciting your thoughts and feedback throughout the next two months. We look forward to working with you as we develop this important position statement on a pressing issue in social studies education, especially in the current climate. 

    Questions, comments, issues, and concerns can be directed to me at stephen.masyada@ucf.edu

    The full text of the approved resolution is attached. 



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    Stephen Masyada
    Director, Florida Joint Center for Citizenship at the Lou Frey Institute
    University of Central Florida
    Orlando FL
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