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PERT - Postsecondary Education Readiness Test

 

About PERT

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The Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) is Florida's common placement test. This multiple choice, computer-adaptive test is used by all 28 members of the Florida College System. The purpose of the PERT is to assess academic skills, verify college readiness and determine couse placement in mathematics, reading and writing.
 
A free practice test is available when you create an account at http://www/perttest.com. Additional test prep materials are also available for purchase from this website.

 
  All of the PERT assessments are untimed so you have as much time as you need to consider each question before submitting your answer.You will not be permitted to change your answer once you have moved on to the next question, and you will not be permitted to leave a question unanswered.  Each of the three subtests includes 25 questions, and you should expect to spend approximately 45 - 60 minutes on each subtest. If you do not know the answer to a specific question, you are encouraged to try and answer the question by eliminating one or more of the answer options and then select from the remaining choices. You will not be allowed to bring a calculator with you; however, for certain questions on the math subtest, a pop-up calculator will be available for your use. Your scores on each assessment will be available immediately after you submit and you will receive a copy of the results.  

First-time-in- college degree seeking students and students who have not met college level competency should take the PERT prior to registration. Test scores used for initial enrollment cannot be more than two years old. Test scores will not be required for non-degree seeking, transient, and transfer students who have completed appropriate English and math courses.

A student who entered 9th grade in a Florida publicschool in the 2003-04 school year, or any year thereafter, and earned a standard high school diploma or a student who is serving as an active duty member of the U.S. Armed Services is not required to take the PERT and is not required to enroll in developmental instruction.

A student who achieved a score of 262 or higher on Grade 10 FCAT 2.0 Reading and enrolled in Chipola College within two years of the test date is exempted from taking the reading and writing subtests of the PERT.

Costs

The fee for the PERT is $5.00 per subtest or $15.00 for the entire battery, payable to Chipola College at the time of testing. Fees are non-refundable.

High school students who come to the Chipola Testing Center to take the PERT for dual enrollment must bring a letter from their counselor in order to have the $15.00 fee waived. The fee will be waived only for the first attempt on the PERT. The fee is not waived for graduating high school seniors who need to take the PERT for scholarship purposes.

Retest Policy

An examinee may retest on the PERT after 30 days. The retest fee is $5.00 per subtest.

High school students attempting to qualify for Dual Enrollment or Early Admission will be allowed to retake the PERT at the Chipola College Testing Center after 30 days, but they will be required to pay the fee of $5.00 per subtest. (There is no restriction on the number of times a prospective Dual Enrollment or Early Admission student may take the ACT and/or SAT.)

Placement Scores

Score Course Required
READING 50-105 REA 0019 (DEVELOPMENTAL READING)
106-150 ENC 1101*
     
WRITING 50-102 ENC 0022 (DEVELOPMENTAL WRITING)
  103-150 ENC 1101*
   
MATH 50-113 MAT 0022 (DEVELOPMENTAL MATH)
  114-122 MAT 1033
  123-150 MAC 1105 OR HIGHER
     

*ELIGIBILITY FOR ENC 1101 IS BASED ON BOTH THE READING AND WRITING SCORES.

PERT Schedule

The PERT is offered Monday and Wednesday between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon, and  Tuesday and Thursday between 8:00 a.m.and 3:00 p.m. during Fall and Spring. (The Testing Center is open Monday - Thursday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. during Summer I & II.) No pre-registration is required and you will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. You must show a photo ID and pay the fee at the Testing Center when you arrive to take the test.

Testing under "special conditions" will be handled individually through the Office of Student Disabilities and the Vice President of Student Affairs .

 

Last revision: July 01, 2014

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