What about the PERT?

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

·         http://www.mometrix.com/academy/pert-test/

Broward College

·    http://www.broward.edu/academics/ce/Pages/PERT%20Preparation.aspx

College of Central Florida

·     http://www.cf.edu/go/assistance/testing/placement-tests/index

Daytona State College

·     https://www.daytonastate.edu/assessment/PERT.html

Eastern Florida State College

·     http://www.easternflorida.edu/admissions/placement-testing/college-credit-placement-testing/pert.cfm

Florida State College at Jacksonville

·     http://www.fscj.edu/admissions-aid/assessment-and-certification/cpt/

Florida Southwestern State College

·     https://www.fsw.edu/testing/placement

Lake Sumter State College

·     http://www.lssc.edu/academics/Pages/Academic%20Resources/Learning%20Center/phmtesting.aspx

Miami Dade College

·     https://www.mdc.edu/main/testing/examprep/pert.aspx

·     http://www.mdc.edu/main/testing/assessments/pert.aspx

North Florida Community College

·     http://www.nfcc.edu/admissions--records/testing--assessment/pert-test

Northwest Florida State

·     http://www.nwfsc.edu/Students/Enrollment/TestingCenter/PERT/

Palm Beach State

·     http://www.palmbeachstate.edu/testing/

Pasco-Hernando State College

·     http://phsc.edu/career-services/faq

Pensacola State

·     http://www.pensacolastate.edu/testing-center/

Polk State College

·     https://www.polk.edu/teaching-learning-computing-center-tlcc/testing/placement-tests/

Seminole State

·     https://www.seminolestate.edu/testing/pert/faqs

South Florida State College

·     http://www.southflorida.edu/current-students/testing-center/postsecondary-education-readiness-test

State College of Florida

·     http://www.scf.edu/Academics/Mathematics/MathSampleTestFPT.asp

St Petersburg College

·     https://www.spcollege.edu/cpt/   

University of North Florida

·     https://www.unf.edu/testing/CPT.aspx

Valencia College

·     https://valenciacollege.edu/assessments/pert/taking-the-exam.cfm

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.