Excerpt from the ECTAC website:
The Exceeding Expectations (E2) Project was launched in 2012. From a database of all schools in the state of Florida, an ECTAC data analysis team identifies Title I schools that are exceeding expectations by showing significant progress in improving student achievement. Schools with 50% to 100% of students who qualify for free or reduced lunch are first selected using criteria based on School Grade data obtained from the FLDOE database. These schools are then visited by a team of ECTAC members for interviews and classroom observations. After careful review of a combination of criteria consisting of FCAT and Florida State Assessment scores, observations, and interviews that occur during site visits, school are identified as either a Finalist, or an Award School.