Florida Civic Literacy Exam (FCLE)

Florida Statutes pertaining to FCLE
Per s. 1003.4282(3)(d),F.S.: Beginning with the 2021-2022 school year, students taking the United States Government course are required to take the assessment of civic literacy identified by the State Board of Education pursuant to s. 1007.25(4).  Students earning a passing score on the assessment are exempt from the postsecondary civic literacy assessment required by s. 1007.25(4)

Per s. 1007.25(5)(b), F.S.: Beginning with students initially entering a Florida College System institution or state university in the 2021-2022 school year and thereafter, each student must demonstrate competency in civic literacy by achieving a passing score on an assessment and by successfully completing a civic literacy course.

Who participates in FCLE?

Public school students enrolled in grades 6-12 and currently sitting in one of the following courses are required to participate:

  • 2106310 – United States Government
  • 2106320 – United States Government Honors
  • 2106420 – Advanced Placement (AP) United States Government and Politics

When is the FCLE?

Students taking the FCLE will have the opportunity to test during one of the following administrations throughout the year:

  • November 7–December 16, 2022
  • April 17–May 26, 2023

Your exact testing dates within these windows are determined by your district. Some districts may have specific rules/restrictions for each test administration.

Read the FCLE Student/Parent Letter that is sent to students via their U.S. Government instructor.

How can I prepare?

  • Students may become familiar with the test platform by taking the FCLE practice test. 
  • Click here to view sample test items provided by the FDOE.
  • Click here to access the Supplemental Guide for the FCLE provided by the FDOE.

Still have questions?
Please contact the FLVS Assessment team at [email protected].