SCF History and Politics Professor Selected for State Civic Literacy Exam Committee

(Bradenton, Fla., Aug. 12, 2021) Michael Rogers, American history and political science professor at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF), was selected to serve on Florida’s civic literacy examination item review committee as a subject matter expert. Thirty professors within the Florida College System (FCS) and the State University System (SUS) were chosen for the committee, which met in July. 

Organized by the SUS Board of Governors and the Florida Department of Education, the committee was tasked with reviewing, revising and confirming civic literacy questions and test items to set competency standards for students entering the FCS.

“It was an honor to be part of the civic literacy committee and to contribute as a subject matter expert,” said Rogers. “We worked diligently to develop and revise student-focused assessments for civic literacy, and I hope our efforts help Florida’s students develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of U.S. history, the Constitution and government.”

The civic literacy requirement, part of legislation signed into law in 2017, requires students initially entering an FCS institution in 2021-22 and after to complete a course and pass an assessment to demonstrate competency in civic literacy.

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Michael Rogers, SCF American history and political science professor.

Michael Rogers, SCF American history and political science professor.

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