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FLDOE Invites Public Input on Proposed Academic Standards

Florida Department of Education- During the month of June, the Florida Department of Education will conduct three public forums where Floridians will have the opportunity to offer public input on the recently revised drafts of Florida’s academic standards in several content areas. The stops will be in Miami-Dade, Osceola and Baker counties. Department leaders will present information about these standards and the public will have an opportunity to comment.


“Public input is a vitally important part of creating Florida’s academic standards,” said Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran. “The listening tour gives the public an opportunity to share their thoughts on the standards and I encourage them to participate. Their thoughts and ideas are integral to the success of the process and, because of their valuable contributions, we will have better standards to guide instruction. This transparent process is essential to ensure that Florida students get a world class education that prepares them for future academic and life success.”


Earlier this year, the Florida Department of Education opened Rule 6A-1.09401, Florida Administrative Code, for rule development to adopt or revise student academic standards for several content areas. These include Civics and Government (revised), Holocaust Education (new), Character Education (new), B.E.S.T. English Language Arts (ELA) standards (technical and minor revisions that will not affect implementation), Substance Use and Abuse standards (new), and Access Points – Alternate Academic Achievement Standards for the B.E.S.T. ELA and Mathematics Standards for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities (new).


The revised drafts were crafted based on feedback the Department of Education received over the last several months from Florida teacher experts and the education community. Based on school district and public feedback, the latest drafts of the Civics and Government and Holocaust Education standards are now posted here. The latest drafts for Character Education and Substance Use and Abuse will be posted in the coming days.


A listening tour will be held at the following locations from 6:00-7:00 pm EDT:


Tuesday, June 1 – Miami-Dade County

Miami Jackson Senior High School

1751 NW 36th Street

Miami, FL 33142


Thursday, June 3 – Osceola County

Tohopekaliga High School

3675 Boggy Creek Road

Kissimmee, FL 34744


Wednesday, June 9 – Baker County

Macclenny Elementary School

1 Wildkitten Drive

Macclenny, FL 32062


Additionally, a virtual rule development workshop will be held on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at 11:30 a.m. EDT. To register for the workshop, please visit


The following opportunities for feedback are available through June 10, 2021 at noon EDT:


For more information about the standards or opportunities to provide feedback, please click here