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About the FCLE

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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FREE FCLE Bootcamp for MDC students
MDC is offering both in-person and virtual review sessions of civics and American history to help you prepare for the FCLE Exam.
Register today for a free three (3) hour bootcamp to refresh your knowledge.
For best results, we recommend taking the exam right after you complete the bootcamp!


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).

Did you pass the FCLE in High School? 

Step 1: Verify that your results have been added to MDConnect. Need help? Use the Self Service Instructions.

Step 2: If your results are missing, complete the Test Entry Request Form to submit your results to MDC.

Do you need to retake the FCLE?

Modern States

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.

Please download the Modern States Flyer to access instruction links, or visit the testing website for more content.

Modern States is a FREE resource!

Florida Civics Literacy Exam (FCLE) Review Module

InQuizitive: Formative Adaptive Quizzing

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. 

  • Students can complete a short survey via this link
  • Faculty can complete a short survey via this link
MDC Testing and Assessment Department