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The “Gordon Rule” is the popular term given to the State Board
Rule in the Florida Administrative Code (FAC).6A-10.030 Other
Assessment Procedures for College-Level Communication and
Computation Skills.
In addition to assessments that may be adopted by the
State Board of Education or Board of Governors
to measure student achievement in college level
communication and computation skills, other assessment
requirements shall be met by successful completion of
coursework in English and mathematics. For the purposes
of this rule, a grade of C or higher shall be considered
successful completion.
Prior to receipt of an Associate of Arts degree from a public
community college or university or prior to
entry into the upper division of a public university or
college, a student shall complete successfully the
a) Six (6) semester hours of English coursework and six
semester hours of additional coursework in which
the student is required to demonstrate college-level
writing skills through multiple assignments. Each
institution shall designate the courses that fulfill the
writing requirements of this section. These course
designations shall be submitted to the Statewide
Course Numbering System. An institution to which a
student transfers shall accept courses so designated
by the sending institution as meeting the writing
requirements outlined in this section.
b) Six (6) semester hours of mathematics coursework at
the level of college algebra or higher. For the
purposes of this rule, applied logic, statistics and other
such computation coursework which may not be
placed within a mathematics department may be used
to fulfill three (3) hours of the six (6) hours required by
this section.
c) Students awarded college credit in English based
on their demonstration of writing skills through dual
enrollment, advanced placement, or international
baccalaureate instruction pursuant to Rule 6A-10.024,
F.A.C., and students awarded college credit based on
their demonstration of mathematics skills at the level
The Gordon Rule