The USCIS has just updated it’s online case status page to make it more user-friendly and to provide more information about the status of a pending case. Click here for a link to the new page.
The page now identifies whether the case is in one of the following modes: Acceptance, Initial Review, RFE, Testing and Interview, Decision, Post Decision, or Document Production/Oath Ceremony. A section has also been added to the bottom of the page which allows the user to see updated processing times.
This upgrade should be a vast improvement over the old system which provided little detail about the status of a case beyond the fact that it was pending or a Request for Evidence had been issued.