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B.E.S.T. Standards for Mathematics

Florida’s Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking (B.E.S.T.) Standards for Mathematics were adopted by the State Board of Education on February 12, 2020. Additionally, on September 23, 2020 the SBE approved the amendment to Rule 6A-1.09412, Course Requirements – Grades K-12 Basic and Adult Secondary Programs.

B.E.S.T. Professional Learning for Mathematics

Below you can find information about past, present and future professional learning opportunities.

Virtual Standards Institute, July and September 2020

B.E.S.T. Mathematics District Lead Professional Development, July 2021

B.E.S.T. Mathematics District Professional Learning Events, June 2022

B.E.S.T. Mathematics Middle Grades Spring Professional Learning Events, February and March 2023

B.E.S.T. Mathematics Professional Learning Events, June and July 2023

  • During the event, Florida mathematics educators will come together for explicit, systematic training on the content and implementation of the B.E.S.T. Mathematics Standards.
  • This year, the event will be organized into five tracks: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 and school leadership.
  • This year, the event will take place at four locations:
    • Northwest | Chiles High School, Tallahassee, FL | June 20-22, 2023
    • Southeast | Palm Beach Central High School, Wellington, FL | June 27-29, 2023
    • Southwest | Riverview High School, Sarasota, FL | July 11-13, 2023
    • Northeast | Creekside High School, St. Johns, FL | July 18-20, 2023
  • For questions about the event or registration for the event, please email

Florida’s Assessment of Student Thinking (FAST)

This portal is your source for information about the Florida’s Assessment of Student Thinking

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

Student and Parent Resources

Contact Information

Courtney Starling
Secondary Mathematics Specialist
Bureau of Standards and Instructional Support
325 West Gaines Street, Suite 432
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400
Phone: 850-245-9066