Accountability, Research, and Measurement
Florida Civic Literacy Exam (FCLE)

Pursuant to Florida Statute 1003.4282 (3)(d), beginning with the 2021-2022 school year, students enrolled in any of the below United States Government courses are required to take the assessment of civic literacy (Florida Civic Literacy Exam). Students earning a passing score on the assessment are exempt from the postsecondary civic literacy assessment required by s. 1007.25(5). 

  • United States Government
  • United States Government Honors
  • Humane Letters 1 History
  • American Political Systems Honors
  • Florida’s Pre-International Baccalaureate United States Government
  • Advanced Placement United States Government and Politics
  • CLEP American Government
  • POSX041 American Government 1 (Dual Enrollment)
  • AMHX020 Introductory Survey Since 1877 (Dual Enrollment)

Pasco County also offers seniors enrolled in IB, AICE/Cambridge programs the opportunity to sit for the exam.

The state testing windows for the 2022-2023 school year are:

  • Winter – November 7 - December 16, 2022
  • Spring – April 17 – May 16, 2023

The test consists of 80 multiple choice questions.  The test session is 160 minutes long, but students may have up to half of a school day to complete the assessment.  Students must score 60% or above to be considered passing.

This exam covers material that may be covered in United States History and Government.  By clicking on the links below, students can find information on:

  • the types of questions that will be asked on the FCLE
  • the content covered on the FCLE 
  • paper-based sample items and answer key 
  • computer-based practice test 


Many Florida colleges/universities also have resources on their websites. A sample of these resources are listed below: