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Florida Civic Literacy Exam (FCLE)

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Civic Literacy in Florida

The Florida State Board of Education recently approved revisions to its civic literacy competency requirements. This Infoguide has been designed by DSC's Academic Support Center to help you prepare for the Florida Civic Literacy Exam (FCLE).

 

Rule 6A-10.02413 of the State Board of Education defines civic literacy competency as follows:

  1. Must complete or has received credit for POS2041 or AMH2020 course with passing grade of C or higher

AND

  1. Must pass FCLE test at college (60%) or have passed FCLE in high school

OR

Must pass one of the following exams which gives credit for course and exam:

  • AP Government and Politics: United States
  • AP United States History
  • CLEP: American Government (POS2041)

The Four Competency Areas

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Competency 1

American Democracy. Understanding of the basic principles and practices of American democracy and how they are applied in our republican form of government.

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Competency 2

U.S. Constitution. An understanding of the United States Constitution and its application.

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Competency 3

Founding Documents. Knowledge of the founding documents and how they have shaped the nature and functions of our institutions of self-government.

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Competency 4

Landmark Impact on Law & Society. An understanding of landmark Supreme Court cases, landmark legislation and landmark executive actions and their impact on law and society.

For a more detailed look at the four competency areas, please refer to the document below: