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B.E.S.T. ELA Overview


Gain an understanding of Florida's Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking Standards for English Language Arts (B.E.S.T. ELA) Standards. Learn how to achieve the standards regardless of the curriculum being utilized. 

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the transition to the B.E.S.T. standards
  • Identify the differences between national ELA standards and the B.E.S.T. ELA standards
  • Understand what the B.E.S.T. ELA standards are and are not
  • Understand the foundational cornerstones and premises of the standards
  • Identify the important features, organization, and key elements of the standards
    • ELA Expectations
    • Strands, Standards, and Benchmarks
    • Coding Scheme
    • Spiraled Standards
  • Understand the comprehensive framework of the B.E.S.T. ELA standards
  • Recognize the importance of benchmarks and clarifications

Documentation Methods

Participants must document their learning by completing the following summative.

1 Multiple Choice Exam - Learner demonstrates knowledge of content by selecting the correct answer from the choices provided.

The summative must meet 80% of the established criteria.

Project Team


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Module Last Updated: 2023© 2003-2023 Beacon Educator