FTCE The Florida Educational Leadership Examination

The Florida Educational Leadership Examination is aligned with the Principal Leadership Standards and encompasses 10 identified standards and related competencies and skills. The exam consists of three sections: Instructional Leadership; Operational Leadership; and School Leadership. Instructional Leadership and Operational Leadership each include about 65 multiple-choice questions. Candidates are given 2 hours for each of those portions of the test. School Leadership encompasses about 50 to 60 multiple-choice questions and a written performance assessment. Candidates are given 2.5 hours to complete this portion of the test. In all, the exam will take 6.5 hours to complete.

Test-takers will receive a test booklet and a separate answer sheet and will have morning and afternoon test-taking sessions in order to complete the exam. Space is given in the test booklet for composing and editing the written performance assessment. The answer booklet includes lined paper on which to write the final version of the response. Question formats will include direct question, sentence completion, command, and scenario. Each question will contain four response options, which will be answered by bubbling in choice A, B, C, or D.

Each section of the test encompasses designated standards and related competencies and skills. Competencies are defined as area of content knowledge, with skills being the behaviors that demonstrate those competencies. Each competency is also assigned a percentage representing the approximate proportion of test items in that content area on the test. Together, the competencies and skills are representative of knowledge that has been determined by content specialists to be important for candidates who wish to become administrative leaders.

FTCE The Florida Educational Leadership Examination Practice Questions

1. The law that is based on the belief that the government is accountable for its actions and that the public possesses a right to obtain information about those actions is:
A. the Public Access Law
B. the Freedom of Information Act
C. right-to-know legislation
D. the Public Information Statute

2. Which group serves as the Florida authorizer of charter schools?
A. Florida legislators
B. the Florida Charter Delegation
C. the Florida Schools of Excellence Commission
D. the School Charter Regulatory Board

3. What is the limit a district can place on the number of credits a student may earn at Florida Virtual School during a single school year?
A. 2 credits
B. 3 credits
C. 5 credits
D. no limitation

4. A student takes honors courses at the Florida Virtual School (FLVS). What is the protocol for designating honors on the student’s transcript?
A. A district should determine whether the credits shall be accepted at face value.
B. The methodology to determine class rank based on FLVS courses is determined by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools virtual school governing body.
C. FLVS credits should be addressed in the same manner as other transfer credits from any public school in the United States.
D. FLVS transfer credits should be treated as other transfer credits for courses listed in the Course Code Directory and/or from regionally accredited Florida public schools.

5. Which is NOT a true statement?
A. The Florida Department of Education does not accredit, regulate, approve, or license K-12 private schools.
B. Florida charter school student enrollment is currently well over 500,000 students.
C. The McKay Scholarships Program offers parents public school choice.
D. A Florida student is eligible to participate in the Opportunity Scholarship Program if he/she is attending or is assigned to attend a Florida public school that has earned a school grade of “F” two years in a four-year period.

Answer Key

1. B
2. C
3. D
4. D
5. B