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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the Pert?
The purpose of Florida’s Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (P.E.R.T.) is to adequately assess your academic skills in mathematics, reading and writing through the delivery of three tests, one for each of these areas. The results of these tests are used to determine your placement into appropriate courses at your college. You cannot pass or fail the P.E.R.T. – it is only used to determine which courses are best for you. While it doesn’t impact your grades, we encourage you to take the P.E.R.T. seriously so that your course placement is accurate.
This test is used by all 28 Florida colleges to determine whether or not a student is ready for college credit courses in math and English. The P.E.R.T. has been aligned with the Postsecondary Readiness Competencies that Florida’s faculty have identified as necessary for success in entry-level college credit coursework. The test vendor, McCann Associates, has worked collaboratively with the Florida Department of Education’s Division of Florida Colleges and Florida College System faculty to develop and tailor items to faculty specifications. P.E.R.T. is comprised of three 25-item, computer adaptive subtests in reading, writing and mathematics. Florida College System institutions began administering the P.E.R.T. in October 2010.
What are the P.E.R.T. college-ready cut scores?
The current course placement score ranges for the P.E.R.T. are: Mathematics: Mathematics Standard cut score = 114
Is there a study guide?