B.E.S.T Standards for Mathematics

The Florida Department of Education announced Florida’s Benchmarks for Excellent Thinking (B.E.S.T.) Standards for Mathematics were adopted by the State Board of Education (SBE) on February 12, 2020. Additionally, on September 23, 2020 the SBE approved the amendment to Rule 6A-1.09412, Course Requirements – Grades K-12 Basic and Adult Secondary Programs. This amendment adopted ELA, mathematics and non-ELA and non-mathematics subject area course descriptions that include the B.E.S.T. Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics. The B.E.S.T. Standards for Mathematics will be fully implemented in the 2022-2023 school year along with aligned instructional materials and statewide assessments. This webpage is intended to provide the latest information regarding the B.E.S.T. Standards for Mathematics, including pathways, professional development and resources.

K-12 Mathematics Pathways

In 2018, the Florida Student Success Center established workgroups to identify current challenges in mathematics pathways and develop policy and practice recommendations to improve student achievement across Florida’s education system. Courses and mathematics pathways aligned to the B.E.S.T. Standards were developed to support the work of the Mathematics Re-Design Project.

B.E.S.T. Professional Development for Mathematics

Below you can find information about past, present and future professional development opportunities.

Virtual Standards Institute, July and September 2020

Upcoming Professional Development

  • Train-the-Trainer | George Jenkins High School, Lakeland, FL | July 19-22, 2021

B.E.S.T. Resources for Mathematics

The B.E.S.T. Instructional Documents are intended to assist teachers with planning instruction aligned to Florida’s B.E.S.T. Standards for Mathematics. These documents are not intended to replace your district’s curriculum, but rather it serves to support the teaching and learning of the B.E.S.T. Mathematics standards and benchmarks. These documents includes an analysis of information related to the B.E.S.T. Standards within each course, the instructional emphasis and aligned resources. These documents were created in collaboration with educational stakeholders across the state of Florida. Each of these guides will serve as a foundation to professional development prior to implementation in the 2022-2023 school year. Please note that the instructional support guides will be released spring 2021 and will continue to undergo edits as necessary.