The FCLE assesses students' civic literacy competency. It includes 80 multiple-choice questions and four domains with 20 questions in each section (American Democracy, United States Constitution, Founding Documents, and Landmark Impact on Law and Society). Items may use a variety of stimuli, such as primary sources, charts or graphs, or similar stimuli. Items may also ask students to consider or interpret a scenario to answer questions. The FCLE administration is untimed and takes approximately 1 hour to complete.
FCLE passing score: 48 out of 80 (60%)
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To test for the first time, students must be enrolled in either AMH 2020 or POS 2041 or previously received a letter grade.
Note: The passing score for the FCLE that was administered in the high schools during school years 2019-2020 and 2020-2021, and in the state university system from 2018 through 2021 is also 60 percent (60 correct out of 100).
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Step 2: If your results are missing, complete the Test Entry Request Form to submit your results to MDC.
Students can meet both the civic literacy course requirement and FCLE requirement by passing the American Government CLEP test. Prepare for the exam with Modern States.
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The content in this assessment addresses the four key objectives of the FCLE. The review questions are in W.W. Norton's adaptive, formative platform named InQuizitive. Students can attempt questions as many times as they wish to work towards mastery of the objectives. Students will also receive a personalized learning path so that they receive more questions on topics they're struggling with.
Through April 2024, students will be able to access InQuizitive free of charge. In return, W.W. Norton are asking users to share feedback with them so they can continue to resource design the assessment to help students pass the FCLE exam.