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B.E.S.T. Standards for Mathematics

Florida’s Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking (B.E.S.T.) Standards for Mathematics were adopted by the State Board of Education 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.

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

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

Virtual Standards Institute, July and September 2020

B.E.S.T. Mathematics District Lead Professional Development, July 2021

B.E.S.T. Mathematics District Professional Learning Events, June 2022

B.E.S.T. Mathematics Middle Grades Spring Professional Learning Events, February and March 2023

B.E.S.T. Mathematics Professional Learning Events, June and July 2023

Florida’s Assessment of Student Thinking (FAST)

This portal is your source for information about the Florida’s Assessment of Student Thinking

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

Student and Parent Resources

Contact Information

Courtney Starling
Director Office of Mathematics and Science
Bureau of Standards and Instructional Support
325 West Gaines Street, Suite 432
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400
Phone: 850-245-9066

Barbie Hartsfield
K-5 Mathematics Specialist
Phone: 850-245-9607

Natalie Alday
6-8 Mathematics Specialist
Phone: 850-245-0789

William Anthony Severson
9-12 Mathematics Specialist