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B.E.S.T Mathematics

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

Florida's Assessment of Student Thinking (FAST)

This portal is your source for information about Florida's Assessment of Student Thinking.

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas. Assessments are conducted periodically in mathematics, reading, science, writing, the arts, civics, economics, geography, U.S. history, and technology and engineering literacy. Each subject is assessed at grades 4, 8, and 12, although not all grades are assessed each time. Results for the nation, states, and some urban districts are released as The Nation’s Report Card.

NAEP is a congressionally mandated project administered by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and overseen by the National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB). In the state of Florida, participation in NAEP is mandated by Section 1008.22(2), Florida Statutes.

Student and Parent Resources

Contact Information

Ashley M. Harvey
Elementary Mathematics Specialist
Bureau of Standards and Instructional Support
325 West Gaines Street, Suite 432
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400
Phone: 850-245-0067
Ashley.Harvey@fldoe.org

Courtney Starling
Secondary Mathematics Specialist
Bureau of Standards and Instructional Support
325 West Gaines Street, Suite 432
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400
Phone: 850-245-9066
Courtney.Starling@fldoe.org