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               Welcome to the FTCE General Knowledge (GK) Resource Page! We are very excited to introduce the launch of our newly designed website. We have taken great care to make this site user-friendly. We provide essential information to ALL users to become proficient in all things GK. As you navigate, you will be able to access important documents, review testing strategies, find answers to frequently asked questions, take sample tests from each subject area, review tutorials, and so much more.        

  • Sign-Up for Examination 

    Click here in order to sign-up for the FTCE General Knowledge Exam. This link will allow you to choose your test date, time, and location that best suit your needs. 

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    Examination Times 

    English Language Skills Subtest: 40 Minutes

    Reading Subtest: 55 Minutes

    Essay Subtest: 50 Minutes  

    Math 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 schedule for more information.

     

    Participant Testimonials 

    Wow!  The classes are wonderful!  It has been a blessing to me!  The instructors are wonderful!  Thank you for allowing me to enroll in the classes.  

    ~ Malenie Lee

    I passed the MATH portion of the GK.  I had some good help from the boot camps I attended. However, Mr. Darrick Seymore was MOST instrumental in me passing because of his dedication to teaching me!!!  I am very grateful to him as he really cares about educating future teachers and dedicating his time.  The process you guys are developing is really helping people pass this GK, but the individuals MUST desire to be proactive and go beyond normal habits of studying!!!!

    ~Korey Cladd

    Cecile, you are an angel sent from Heaven.  Thank you so so much.  I just sent an email to Ms. Guzman introducing myself and giving her info on what I really need help with ( algebra…ugh ). Have a great day!  I will because I feel like there is hope now!

    ~Patricia Arnold

    Just a quick note to let you know that another participant has passed the GK Math Exam. UNF student C. Masin just reached out to let me know that she successfully completed the exam. Be encouraged and keep the Success Reports coming.

    ~Darrick Seymore

     

  • GK Examination Prep and Strategies  

    Click here to access tips and strategies to aide in relieving exam-taking anxiety and cultivating test-taking performance skills. In addition, you will discover how to study for examinations, learn efficient ways to take tests, and secrets to retaining knowledge materials studied. 

     

     

    Subject Area Assistance 

    English Language Skills 

    Reading Skills

    Essay Skills 

    Mathematic Skills 

     

     

     

    DISCLAIMERS:

    • Participation in a district sponsored preparation event does not guarantee success on the FTCE General Knowledge Examination. Your continued preparation, attention to stressors, and taking the exam within a reasonable time after the prep sessions, will be key to satisfying this very necessary step in the process to ensure your continued employment.

     

    • All of these study problems were created by targeting question types from multiple sources in an effort to provide appropriate practice with sample questions you might encounter on the FTCE General Knowledge Examination.

     

  • GK Documents 

    Waiver Form      

    All DCPS employees seeking Certification with the Department of Education (DOE) must agree to voluntarily release, waive, discharge and covenant not to sue The School Board of Duval County, Florida, Duval County Public Schools.

    Reimbursement Form 

    To receive reimbursement, participants must submit the Reimbursement Form along with a valid score report to the Certification Office. Only those who have attended all review sessions (for the content areas needed) are eligible for reimbursement.

    Submit documents to DCPSCertificationOffice@duvalschools.org. Please feel free to call 904.390.2460 with questions.

     

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    Answers and Explanations of Reading Test

     

     

    Online Courses

    We now offer General Knowledge preparation classes online through our Duval County Public Schools Blackboard Page! Each GK subtest (Math, Essay, ELS, & Reading) has its own 7 week course that follows the guidelines set forth by the Florida Department of Education. 

    All online courses require the following:

    • Computer with personal access to the Internet (e.g., computer with a modem or cable modem connection)
    • You must have Internet access through an Internet Service Provider (such as Comcast, AT&T or AOL) before you can access your online course.
    • Access to email in order for instructors and program administrators to share information
    • Web-browser software at least Internet Explorer 6.0, Mozilla Firefox 1.0.x. You can download Internet Explorer or Firefox. For alternate browsers, see the Blackboard browser requirements and the Browser Check for Blackboard.
    • Windows 95 operating system or higher
    • Virus-checking software

    Other Software Requirements and Plug-Ins

    Some websites and courses require additional software programs for your web browser called "plug-ins," that enable your browser to display various audio, video, or graphics.

    Some utilities you can download are:

     

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    2020 - 2021 General Knowledge Preparation Sessions

    September 14, 2020 – October 22, 2020                                                                                                                                                                                                  

    GK LIVE Series – Virtual Class

    Please Note:

    · A participant MUST choose Essay OR Reading on Monday and Wednesday, because the classes are held simultaneously.

    · A participant MUST choose English Language Skills OR Math on Tuesday and Thursday, because the classes are held simultaneously.

    Monday & Wednesday

    Essay

    5:30 to 7:30

    Monday & Wednesday

    Reading

    5:30 to 7:30

    Tuesday & Thursday

    Math

    5:30 to 7:30

    Tuesday & Thursday

    English Language Skills 

    5:30 to 7:30

    Subject

    Course Codes

    Section

    Essay

    15706

    20368

    Reading

    15706

    20369

    Math

    15706

    20370

    English Language Skills

    15706

    20371

     

    October Saturday Series - Saturday ONLY Sessions                                                                                                       

    Virtual Class – Skype Business                                                                                                                        

    Saturday, October 3

    Saturday, October 10

    Saturday, October 17

    Saturday, October 24

    Math

    8:00 to 10:00

    Math 

    8:00 to 10:00

    Math

    8:00 to 10:00

    Math

    8:00 to 10:00

    Reading

    10:00 to 12:00

    Reading

    10:00 to 12:00

    Reading

    10:00 to 12:00

    Reading

    10:00 to 12:00

    English Language Skills

    1:00 to 2:30

    English Language Skills

    1:00 to 2:30

    English Language Skills

    1:00 to 2:30

    English Language Skills

    1:00 to 2:30

    Essay

    2:30 to 4:00

    Essay

    2:30 to 4:00

    Essay

    2:30 to 4:00

    Essay

    2:30 to 4:00

    Subject

    Course Codes

    Section

    Math

    15706

    20372

    Reading

    15706

    20373

    English Language Skills

    15706

    20374

    Essay

    15706     

    20375

     

    November 2, 2020 – November 5, 2020 (November Mega Week)                                                                                                   

    Virtual Class – Skype Business                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

    Monday – Thursday

    Essay

    5:00 to 7:00

    Monday – Thursday

    Reading

    5:00 to 7:00

    Monday – Thursday

    Math

    5:00 to 7:00

    Monday – Thursday

    English Language Skills 

    5:00 to 7:00

    Subject

    Course Codes

    Section

    Essay

    15706

    20376

    Reading

    15706

    20377

    Math

    15706

    20378

    English Language Skills 

    15706

    20379

     

    October Saturday Series - Saturday ONLY Sessions                                                                                                       

    Virtual Class – Skype Business                                                                                                                        

    Saturday, December 5

    Saturday, December 12

    Saturday, December 19

    Reading

    9:00 to 11:00

    Reading

    9:00 to 11:00

    Reading

    9:00 to 11:00

    Subject

    Course Codes

    Section

    Reading

    15706

    21074

     

    December 7, 2020 – January 21, 2021                                                                                                                                    

    Virtual Class – Skype Business  

    Monday

    English Language Skills

    5:30 to 7:30

    Tuesday

    Reading

    5:30 to 7:30

    Wednesday

    Essay

    5:30 to 7:30

    Thursday

    Math

    5:30 to 7:30

    Subject

    Course Codes

    Section

    English Language Skills

    15706

    20380

    Reading

    15706

    20381

    Essay

    15706

    20382

    Math

    15706

    20383

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