Administration of the new General Knowledge Test began May 2014. 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
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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.|
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Essay Subtest: 6 out of 12
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.
A four-function calculator is provided at the test site. Examinees may not bring their own calculator.
$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.
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Tests may include test questions that are being evaluated for future administrations and that do not affect an examinee's score.