The General Knowledge Test assesses the skills and knowledge all candidates need to begin effective careers as professional educators.
The General Knowledge Test consists of four subtests:
Note: Beginning July 1, 2014, new applicants for an initial Florida Educator’s Certificate may no longer use a passing score on the College-Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST) earned prior to July 1, 2002, to satisfy the General Knowledge (GK) requirement. Read more.
Computer-based test (CBT);
Essay Subtest: 1 essay
ELS Subtest: approximately 40 multiple-choice questions
Reading Subtest: approximately 40 multiple-choice questions
Mathematics Subtest: approximately 45 multiple-choice questions
Read more about taking an essay test.
Essay Subtest: 50 minutes
ELS Subtest: 40 minutes
Reading Subtest: 40 minutes
Mathematics Subtest: 1 hour and 40 minutes
Examinees taking all 4 subtests will receive a 15-minute break.
|Test Dates||By appointment, year round. You will schedule your test during registration, based on available dates.|
|Test Sites||CBT sites are located throughout Florida and nationwide. Locate a test center.|
Essay Subtest: At least 8 out of 12 points
ELS, Reading, and Mathematics Subtests: a scaled score of at least 200 per subtest
Examinees must pass all 4 subtests to pass the GK
|Reference Materials Provided for This Test||
mathematics reference sheet is provided. You may review it in the
test information guide.
An on-screen calculator is provided. Examinees may not bring their own calculator.
|Test Fee||First attempt:
$130 (any combination of subtests)
Retake: $150 (any combination of subtests)
There is currently a score report delay for this test.
When you register, you must agree to abide by all testing rules and policies.
Please read them now.
|Prepare||View the preparation materials available for this test.|
Tests may include test questions that are being evaluated for future administrations and that do not affect an examinee's score.