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

About the Test

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.

Testing Windows

The administration windows for the FCLE test in are listed in the table below. The state has provided the district with broad testing windows.    To find out when your child will take his/her assessment, please contact your child’s school.

Test Fall Spring
Florida Civics Literacy Examination  November 27-December 15 April 1-May 24

Preparing for the Test

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: 

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