2021-2022 School Year DCPS Home Education PERT Testing Registration


  • DCPS offers Postsecondary Education Readiness Testing (PERT) for registered Home Education students at no cost to students. The standard reading, writing, math PERT test are available following the PERT Testing Window below.

    Students may have up to 6 hours per subject area test. Students generally take approximately 30 minutes to complete the Writing test and 30-80 minutes on the Reading and Math sections, therefore, students generally take the Reading and Writing on one day and the math on another. Some students elect to take all three in one session. While students may elect to complete multiple tests during one test session, they must have started the final test by 12:00 PM.

    The registration window will close at 2:30 PM 14 days prior to the posted test test date OR once the testing session has reached the maximum number of students (12) allowed to test. An email confirmation will be sent five business days prior confirming your test date, time, and location.

    All test are administered at DCPS Parent Resource Center, 4037 Boulevard Center Drive (Second Floor, Room 200), Jacksonville, 32207. Students are required to check in no later than 20 minutes prior to the start time of the test with a picture ID, late arrivals will NOT be allowed to test. Testing will begin promptly at the designated time. Plan according for traffic, parking, and restroom use prior to check in.

    Laptops, pencils, and paper will be available for your child to complete their test(s). Calculators are not permitted. If your child is taking the PERT Math test, there is a calculator built into the testing platform.

    Test scores will be sent to Neil Orr, FSCJ Dual Enrollment Coordinator for Home Education, the next business day for entering into FSCJ’s system. (College Ready PERT Math Scores: Reading-106, Writing-103, and Math-114)

    If your child has an IEP or 504, email the most recent IEP/504 to the DCPS Assessment Services Coordinator, Ms. Carol Hall, at hallc2@duvalschools.org.

    If you have any questions about your registration for the standard PERT test, please email the DCPS Dual Enrollment Specialist, Ms. Keisha Hampton, at hamptonk@duvalschools.org.

    Send all other inquiries to Neil Orr, FSCJ Dual Enrollment Coordinator for Home Education, at neil.orr@fscj.edu. Test scores will be sent to Mr. Orr at FSCJ the next business day for entering into FSCJ’s system. If your child scores above a 135 on the Math PERT and your child wishes to take the Advanced Placement Math PERT test, contact Mr. Orr.

    Notes:

    • FSCJ Home Education Registration Deadlines: Fall – July 31st/Spring – December 1st
    • In order to participate in home education dual enrollment, a student must have earned four full high school credits and meet all of the eligibility requirements as outlined by FSCJ.
    • PERT Window days are calendar days and not exclusive to school days. For example, if a student takes the PERT Math assessment on Friday, the student may retake the PERT Math assessment on Monday within a 3-day cycle.
    • Home Education students may only test on the dates in which Home Education testing is offered. Home Education students will not be tested outside of these dates, times, and locations.

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PERT Windows for the 2021-2022 School Year