Florida Civic Literacy Exam (FCLE)


The Florida Civic Literacy Exam (FCLE) is a computer-based assessment that measures students’ civic literacy knowledge. In 2021, legislation was passed that requires all students enrolled in a U.S. Government course in high school to take the assessment (see s. 1003.4282(3)(d), F.S.).

About the Assessment

What's on the Assessment

The FCLE measures the following civic literacy competencies and outcomes:

  • An understanding of the basic principles of American democracy and how they are applied in our republican form of government.
  • An understanding of the United States Constitution.
  • Knowledge of the founding documents and how they have shaped the nature and functions of our institutions of self-governance.
  • An understanding of landmark Supreme Court cases and their impact on law and society.

Additional Civic Literacy resources are available on this page: https://www.fldoe.org/civicliteracy/.