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FTCE Pilot Testing

The Evaluation Systems group of Pearson is seeking candidates who meet the qualifications indicated below to participate in a pilot test of items that may appear on future Florida Teacher Certification Examinations (FTCE) test forms. Pilot test participants will receive incentives upon verification of participation.

Advantages of Participating

  • For each test form completed, participants will receive a $50 check (mailed to the address provided).
  • Respond to items that may appear on future versions of the test forms.
  • Gain practical testing experience.

Examinees will receive compensation upon verification of satisfactory participation (defined as a completed test form with at least 25% of items answered correctly or, for a written assignment, a response that is scorable and of appropriate length). Examinees will be required to complete a W-9 form prior to receiving compensation, are responsible for any applicable taxes, and should allow 10–12 weeks for processing after the pilot testing period ends.

Who Is Eligible To Participate?

For General Knowledge Test (GK): Essay Subtest:

  • All teacher education students
  • General Knowledge Test examinees within the last three years
  • Recently certified educators or degree holders (0–2 years)

For English 6–12, ESOL K–12, Middle Grades English 5–9, and Reading K–12:

  • A junior, senior, or graduate student currently enrolled in an educator preparation program and/or preparing for educator certification/licensure in one of these areas
  • Examinees who have taken an FTCE exam in one of these pilot test fields within the last 3 years
  • Recently certified educators or degree holders (0–2 years)

Note: College and university faculty are NOT eligible to participate in the pilot test.

Test Information

Pilot Test Field Registration Code to Use for Scheduling Number of Questions/Written Assignments Total Session Time (including tutorial, testing time, and survey)
English 6–12 PTFL013 Approximately 25 multiple-choice questions and 1 written performance assignment 2 hours
(registration closed)
PTFL047 Approximately 80 multiple-choice questions 2 hours & 15 minutes
General Knowledge Test: Essay Subtest PTFL082 2 essays 2 hours & 15 minutes
Middle Grades English 5–9 PTFL014 Approximately 25 multiple-choice questions and 1 written performance assignment 2 hours
Reading K–12
(registration closed)
PTFL035 Approximately 45–50 multiple-choice questions 1.5 hours

Note: Due to high demand, pilot test appointments for ESOL and Reading K-12 are not currently available and it is not possible to register for a new appointment or to reschedule an existing appointment. If you need to cancel an existing appointment, please use the link on the right side of this page.

Eligible candidates may register for up to two sessions in a single pilot test field. The second registration can only be scheduled after the first pilot test session is completed. (Consecutive pilot test appointments are not available.)

Because information from the pilot test will only be used to evaluate the test items, score information will not be provided. Pilot test results will be analyzed as group data only and will be kept confidential. No information that could identify a particular individual will be released.

Scheduling Information

Pilot testing begins June 7, 2023. (Registration is open NOW.)

After you schedule a pilot test appointment, Pearson VUE will email you a confirmation listing your test date and testing time, the address and phone number of your test center, and directions to the test center. If you are unable to keep the appointment, please cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled test time. For more information about participating in the pilot test, please contact the FTCE program at

Last updated 2024-03-20