America is no exception, but we are losing our edge. Innovation has been the key to the rise of every great civilization. Applied math and science are the foundation of all technological learning. Our goals are to encourage visibility of the engineering profession in the classroom, increase the number of students entering the engineering field, provide resources to help educators teach engineering at all levels, and to make it fun!
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How can an individual earn the Engineering Core Certification?
To obtain the Engineering Core certification, individuals shall take a minimum of 150 instructional hours in engineering and demonstrate content mastery on three separate Florida Engineering (FLENG) exams earning three scores of Accomplished or above. The assessment and core competencies listed below outline the required and elective assessed areas in order to fulfill the certification requirements.
What information do I need to submit to the Florida Engineering Society?
School principals, District Administrators, teachers or individuals should send the following (3) items to the Florida Engineering Society: Amanda Hudson, email@example.com.
- Full name of the eligible individual with academic grade level (Junior, Senior), if applicable
- Name of the school and email, or individual email address, to which the industry certifications should be emailed.
- Proof of combined qualifying score from assessment provider or school district.
Do individuals need to attend a school that offers Project Lead The Way (PLTW) engineering courses school to earn the Florida Engineering Society industry certification?
No. Any high school student engaged in and planning to complete the 150 hours of engineering training may register for distance administration of the exams.
What is the FES industry certification code on the CAPE Funding list?
What is the official title of the Florida Engineering Society industry certification on the CAPE funding list?
Engineering Core Certification
What are FLENG exams?
The Florida Engineering (FLENG) exams are designed to measure content and transportable skill mastery in seven engineering subjects. Available exams include: Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering & Architecture, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Digital Electronics, Environmental Sustainability, Introduction to Engineering Design, and Principles of Engineering. These exams, developed by Project Lead The Way, Inc., (PLTW), are nationally recognized as standards-based measures for students in project-based learning environments. Using multiple item types with scenario-based stimulus brings authenticity that holds student interest and supports the real-world contextualization that they have come to expect from PLTW.
How do I register for a FLENG exam?
To register for a FLENG exam, please contact MonitorEDU (https://monitoredu.com/pltw). The registration form requires the following information: name of the exam(s); student email address, first name, last name, birthdate, grade, gender, race, and ethnicity, and any required testing accommodations; the name and email address for the teacher who has offered the required course work; and the student’s school name, school address, and district name, Students will also be asked if they would like to share scores with institutions of higher education and must respond to questions about past education and future plans.
Can students take multiple available exams in the same year?
Yes. It is recommended that students take the exam(s) at the end of their program year for each course. Students must certify that they are currently enrolled in a High School Engineering course and have met or are planning to meet the requirement for the minimum of 150 instructional hours in engineering.
When do I have to register for the exam?
Registration and payment for FLENG exams may be completed through monitoredu.com/pltw. The testing window closes June 30, 2023.
How do I take a FLENG exam?
FLENG exams are offered in two formats: 1) in-person administration by schools that have active PLTW Engineering programs for students currently enrolled in those schools; or 2) distance administration by MonitorEDU for any other student seeking to take a FLENG exam. Students may only take each exam once each school year and may not take the same exam at their school AND online during the same year. MonitorEDU offers remote live proctoring for Windows PC or laptop, Mac, Chromebook, or iPad. Students must place a video camera beside the testing station. They may use the camera on a phone or an external webcam for video monitoring.
What does it cost to take a FLENG exam?
The price to take each exam is $45.00 paid directly to MonitorEDU, using a credit card, at the time of registration.
How do I receive my scores?
Scores will be sent to both the student’s email address and the teacher’s email address provided at the time of registration.
What are the FLENG Exam terms of testing?
The terms of testing for the FLENG exams are below in the Test Taker Information.