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.
- Informational Webinar Recording – June 10, 2020
- Informational Webinar Transcript – June 10, 2020 (PDF)
WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!
The Florida Department of Education began soliciting input on the K-12 Civics and Government Standards on June 5, 2020. The department will continue to collect input through August 5, 2020. To participate in the K-12 Civics and Government Standards Review, please visit https://www.floridacivicsreview.org/.
Email us at: CivicsReview@fldoe.org