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:
For more information about the history and development of the General Knowledge Test, see "FTCE/FELE Facts: General Knowledge (GK) Test."
For a single test fee you may register to take any combination of the available subtests in one test session.
GRE scores may be accepted as a means for satisfying the mastery of the General Knowledge 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: 55 minutes
Mathematics Subtest: 1 hour and 40 minutes
If you take all 4 subtests in a single session, you will receive a 15-minute break. Review the break policy for more information.
|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||
A mathematics reference sheet is provided with your test.
An on-screen four-function 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)
Unofficial pass/non-pass status for the multiple-choice-only subtests are provided immediately
after testing; score reports are released within 4 weeks of testing.
Score reports for subtests with essay questions are released within 6 weeks of testing. Review information about score report dates .
When you register, you must agree to abide by all testing rules and policies.
Please read them now.
|Resources||View the content resource 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.