If you were planning on taking a written driver's test in a language other than English, your preferred language may not be available.
The California Department of Motor Vehicles is making some changes to its written driver's license tests. As part of its Knowledge Testing Modernization project, the DMV will only be offering the test in seven languages, 25 fewer than before. Additionally, the test will be longer, up from 18 questions to now 25. DMV's announcement last week notes policy requiring just the seven languages be offered, although they will offer translation in the native tongue of any group making up at least five-percent of local population.
The DMV memo describes the changes as part of a Knowledge Testing Modernization project, but provides almost no details.