FCLE Practice Test 2023 with Study Guide [UPDATED]: You can try our free Florida Civic Literacy Exam review questions and answers online. In addition, you can also download FCLE Practice Test and Study Guide in printable PDF.
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.
FCLE Practice Test 2023
The purpose of the FCLE Practice Test with Study Guide is to orient faculty and students to the types of questions on the Florida Civic Literacy Examination. The sample questions and answers are not intended to demonstrate the length of the actual test; however, each of the four outcomes assessed on the FCLE Practice Test are represented in the same proportion on the sample test as on the actual test (approximately 25% each).
NOTE: Student performance on the sample test should not be used as a predictor of performance on the actual test, and the sample test is not intended to guide classroom instruction.
Undergraduate students must complete the State of Florida’s Civic Literacy requirement prior to receiving their bachelor’s degree. Depending on when a student first enters a Florida public college or university. The test includes 80 multiple-choice questions and four sections with 20 questions in each section (American Democracy, United States Constitution, Founding Documents, and Landmark Impact on Law and Society).
|Test Name||Florida Civic Literacy Exam (FCLE)|
|Administered by||Florida Department of Education|
|Conducted by||Florida public college or university|
|Total Items||80 Items|
|Minimum Passing Marks||60%|
|Test Mode||Online CBT/ Remotely Online|
A 60 % is needed to pass the exam, which equals 48 questions correct out of the 80 total questions. The FCLE is untimed and takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete. Retesting requires a 30-day waiting period.
American Democracy (20 questions): Understanding of the basic principles and practices of American democracy and how they are applied in our republican form of government.
U.S. Constitution (20 questions): An understanding of the United States Constitution and its application.
Founding Documents (20 questions): Knowledge of the founding documents and how they have shaped the nature and functions of our institutions of self-government.
Landmark Impact on Law & Society (20 questions): An understanding of landmark Supreme Court cases, landmark legislation and landmark executive actions and their impact on law and society.
- Understanding of the basic principles and practices of American democracy and how they are applied in our republican form of government Students should be able to identify, explain, interpret, and apply the principles and practices of American democracy and the republican form of government.
- Understanding of the United States Constitution and its application Students should be able to identify the articles, amendments, and structures of the United States Constitution. This includes the principles of the Constitution and how they apply to various aspects of government and life.
- Knowledge of the founding documents and how they have shaped the nature and functions of our institutions of self-government Students should be able to recall, identify, and explain documents from the founding era (1776-1791). Students should be able to identify the influences of earlier documents on the founding of the United States and conceptions of government within a provided context. Note that most documents are covered by the state K-12 civics and U.S. government benchmarks.
- Understanding of landmark Supreme Court cases, landmark legislation, and landmark executive actions and their impact on law and society Students should be able to recall, identify, and explain landmark U.S. Supreme Court cases, landmark legislation, and executive actions. They should also be able to explain their impact on law and society. Most landmark cases, legislation, and executive actions are drawn from Florida’s K-12 civics, U.S. government, and U.S. history course content.
- Landmark cases that students should know, as identified primarily in the Florida K-12 civics, U.S. government, or U.S. history benchmarks, involve the expansion or restriction of civil rights and liberties, the power of the federal government (including the various and specific powers and authority of the different branches), and how the U.S. Supreme Court has interpreted clauses of the U.S. Constitution. Be sure to consider the impact of selective incorporation (a principle students should know for Competency Two) within the context of federalism, as well as sources and types of law. Most cases will have appeared in the 7th grade civics, 9-12th grade U.S. government, or 8th grade and 9th-12th grade U.S. history course content.
You will know if you have passed the exam within 15 to 30 minutes of completing the exam. Test results will appear within your Falcon Self-Service portal within 24 hours if the exam was taken at a DSC testing location.
FCLE Study Guide
CPALMS is introduced as one place to access supplemental resources, but it is not intended to be an exhaustive source. CPALMS is an online toolbox of information, vetted resources, and interactive tools that helps educators effectively implement teaching standards. It is the State of Florida’s official source for standards information and course descriptions. Where CPALMS resources are available, links have been provided. In some instances, additional hyperlinks drawing from the National Archives, United States government and Florida government websites, and www.oyez.org have been included.
- Download Guide https://www.fldoe.org/SuppGuideFCLE.pdf
- Sample Test: https://www.fldoe.org/FCLESampleItem.pdf
- Civic Test: https://www.uscis.gov/citizenship/2020test