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Florida Civic Literacy Exam

FLORIDA CIVIC LITERACY EXAM (FCLE)

Beginning with the 2021-2022 school year, SB 1108 requires students taking American Government to take an civic literacy assessment.

Currently all college students are required to take a U.S. Government course to earn an A.A or A.S. degree. Beginning this school year, college students will also be required to pass a postsecondary civic literacy assessment in order to earn an A.A./A.A.S. degree, per SB1108, s. 1007.25(4).

If a high school student passes the FCLE, that will fulfill the assessment requirement needed to earn his/her A.A. or A.S. degree.

AICE students passing an equivalent AICE exam will only earn college credit for a U.S. Government course, they will still need to pass a postsecondary civic literacy assessment in order to earn their A.A. or A.S. degree. For this reason, we will be schedule our AICE students to take this exam during in April.

The FCLE is NOT a graduation requirement and is NOT tied to high school course credit like EOC assessments.

Resources for the FCLE  are available at http://www.fldoe.org/civicliteracy/.

A practice test based on the U.S. Citizenship test can be found here.

ABOUT THE FCLE EXAM

The test will consist of approximately 80 multiple-choice questions. Students will have two 80-minute sessions. Students may be dismissed after the first 80-minute session if they are finished and can work up to half of a typical school day (3 hours, 15 minutes). A passing score is 60%. Please note, if a student does not have a 1st period class he/she is still expected to arrive on campus by 9:00 am on their exam day as testing begins at 9:20 am.

Students taking American Government Semester 1 will participate in this one-day exam either Thursday, December 9th or Friday, December 10th. The exact date and testing location will be shared with your child in his/her American Government class.

Students taking American Government Semester 2 and AICE seniors will take this one-day exam in April. Exact dates will be posted next Semester.

Please allow up to 48 hours for attendance to be updated to reflect Testing Elsewhere in Building. 

If you have further questions not answered here, please contact Heather Naughton, our Testing Coordinator, at [email protected]