A common question heard around the evaluation table this summer...
"What about the PERT?"
The PERT—Post-secondary Education Readiness Test—is a customized assessment used to measure student's abilities and skills for the sake of course placement for post-secondary studies in the areas of math, reading and writing.
The assessment is computer-adaptive—questions are computer generated based on the previous question—with the results intended to help place students in classes where they will be most successful. There are three subtests, each test consisting of thirty questions with a total score range of 50-150. The PERT is not timed--an advantage for some students--though it is recommended students plan for a three-hour testing scenario. Check with the test center or site as to scheduling and payment requirements.
For information regarding scoring and course placement, visit http://www.fldoe.org/schools/higher-ed/fl-college-system/common-placement-testing.stml.
Study guide resources can be found at the following links:
PERT video study resources
College of Central Florida
Daytona State College
Eastern Florida State College
Florida State College at Jacksonville
Florida Southwestern State College
Lake Sumter State College
Miami Dade College
North Florida Community College
Northwest Florida State
Palm Beach State
Pasco-Hernando State College
Polk State College
South Florida State College
State College of Florida
St Petersburg College
University of North Florida
The Florida College System Website https://www.floridacollegesystem.com/students/admissions.aspx
If the state college in your area is not listed above, search name of the college + PERT.
Kind regards on the PERT journey!
This blog post is intended to offer an example of personal experience. It is in no way intended to be legal advice and should not be taken as such. Parents own the sole responsibility for the training and education of their children.