Civics Review


The 2019 Florida Legislature passed and Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law House Bill 807, which requires Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran to conduct a comprehensive review of Florida’s civics education course standards, instructional materials, and Civics End-of-Course (EOC) Assessment Test Item Specifications to ensure Florida has the best civics education standards in the nation and to prepare Florida students for the responsibilities of American citizenship as outlined in Governor DeSantis’ Executive Order 19-32.

Commissioner Corcoran is consulting with expert civics education organizations and other interested parties to complete the first step in this process, which is to review the required middle school civics education course instructional materials and test item specifications and make recommendations for improvements to these to the State Board of Education by December 31, 2019.

The second step in the process requires Commissioner Corcoran and the Department of Education to complete a thorough review of all K-12 civics education course standards and make recommendations for improvements to these to the State Board of Education by December 31, 2020. More information will be provided at a later date about the review of civics education courses standards. 

Informational Webinar August 22 (PDF)

Review System Webinar September 17 (PDF)

State-adopted Civics course instructional materials (Word)

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

Provide specific input on current middle school civics education instructional materials and test specifications.

To provide general comments, please go to this survey.

Email us at: CivicsReview@fldoe.org