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Florida Civic Literacy Exam (FCLE)


The Florida Civic Literacy Exam (FCLE) is a computer-based assessment that measures students’ civic literacy knowledge. In 2021, legislation was passed that requires all students enrolled in a U.S. Government course in high school to take the assessment (see s. 1003.4282(3)(d), F.S.).

About the Assessment

What's on the Assessment

The FCLE measures the following civic literacy competencies and outcomes:

  • Understanding of the basic principles and practices of American democracy and how they are applied in our republican form of government
  • Understanding of the United States Constitution and its application
  • Knowledge of the founding documents and how they have shaped the nature and functions of our institutions of self-government
  • Understanding of landmark Supreme Court cases, landmark legislation, and landmark executive actions and their impact on law and society

FCLE Supplemental Guide and Sample Test

The purpose of these sample test materials is to orient faculty and students to the nature of the test content and test questions on the FCLE. The content included in the Supplemental Guide is not intended to replace associated coursework or other preparation methods required to demonstrate civic literacy, as described in Florida Statute. The sample questions and answers are not intended to demonstrate the length of the actual test. Student performance on the sample test should not be used as a predictor of performance on the actual test, and neither the sample test nor the supplemental guide should be used to guide classroom instruction.

Additional Civic Literacy resources are available on this page: https://www.fldoe.org/civicliteracy/.