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ECE Clearinghouse prepared for the Florida Organization of Instructional Leaders (FOIL) Spring Conference May 10, 2007 Accept the challenges, so that you.

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1 ECE Clearinghouse prepared for the Florida Organization of Instructional Leaders (FOIL) Spring Conference May 10, 2007 Accept the challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory. General George S. Patton Cornelia S. Orr, Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Accountability, Research, and Measurement (ARM), DOE Bobbie Dilocker, DOE ECE Clearinghouse Consultant

2 2 End-of-Course Examinations (ECE) Clearinghouse Florida Department of Education Project with the School District of Hillsborough County Easy access to exams that may be used as valid and reliable assessments under the Merit Award Program Ina Helmick, ECE Clearinghouse Manager School District of Hillsborough County Phone (813) Bobbie Dilocker, DOE ECE Clearinghouse Consultant Phone (352) , Cell (352) Contacts

3 3 ECE Initial Project Activities Develop a website dedicated to accessing the exams Focus on exams that are aligned to 11 th & 12 th grade courses and electives not linked to FCAT scores Develop procedures for test security, submission, distribution, and feedback

4 4 ECE Website Access & Usage Access limited to 1 primary and 1 backup contact person with signed district security agreement Currently over 500 exams available Initially 4800 exams requested by districts were sent by or FedEx Direct download now available with 497 exams downloaded in one week

5 5 ECE Clearinghouse Exams

6 6 ECE Next Steps Continue to add exams from Hillsborough and other districts (consortia) Include course objective/benchmark alignment for each item Include best practices for test security Gather feedback from districts on exam processes and individual exam usage Explore availability of online test development item bank


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