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College-Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST)

As of July 1, 2009, the College-Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST) was discontinued by the State of Florida. The CLAST was one way students could demonstrate proficiency of the College-Level Academic Skills (CLAS) set.

From 1982 to June 30, 2002, the CLAST was used as the basic skills test for teacher certification purposes. On July 1, 2002, the General Knowledge Test (GKT) of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE) replaced the CLAST as the basic skills test for teacher certification. Currently, any teacher certification candidate may use passing CLAST subtest scores from 1982 to June 30, 2002, in lieu of the corresponding GKT subtest. If an individual's CLAST scores are listed on their transcript as a 999, 998, 997, or 996, then the individual was exempted from taking the CLAST and, therefore, does not have passing scores. 

If you have questions regarding CLAST, please call (850) 245-0513 or contact the Florida Department of Education.


CLAST scores for FTCEProspective and returning teacher certification candidates who have taken the CLAST prior to July 1, 2002 and received passing scores on any subtest may request a duplicate CLAST score report via the State’s web portal. Any CLAST subtest not passed by June 30, 2002 will require corresponding subtests from GKT.

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