PERT: Your pathway to Florida College Education
The Post Secondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) is a computer based adaptive placement exam, taken by students seeking admittance to the Florida public (community) colleges.This test has three subtests: Reading, Writing and Math, each containing 30 questions, and is untimed. Students receive the test results immediately.
Middle and High school students seeking to earn college credits, dual enrollment, oradmittance to the School of Advanced Studies (SAS), Miami Dade College honors college,and Florida community colleges take this test. One can take this in the centers located within the Florida State colleges and Universities, in selected locations within the states of AZ, CA and the Bahamas. While there are no set dates to take the test, whenever ready, the student can take this testona walk-in basis.
If the test centers do not accept an appointment, arrive early. This will help reduce the stress of taking an exam.
Can I bring a calculator to the testing cubicle?
The testing policy does not allow the use of external calculators. A basic calculator will popup during the Math subtest. You will have access to this calculator only.
How many times can I take the PERT?
Retesting policy depends on the purpose of taking the test. Therefore, with a college admission counsellor, discuss your specific needs and the test taking rules that apply to your unique situation. If you were to retakeit, receiving tutoring assistance prior to retesting is highly recommended. As a rule, students must wait 24 hours prior totaking the second and final retest.
How long is the PERT exam?
Its subtests are untimed; however, you may expect to complete it in less than three hours. FPLA trained students’ have completed the test in less than 90 minutes.
What is the safe PERT score?
It being a placement test, there are no passing or failing scores.As explained elsewhere, the test has three subtests, and each subtest score scale ranges between 50-150 points. Your test results will facilitate the college admission counsellors recommend appropriate courses for you to take.
How long is the test scores valid?
The test scores are valid for two years. Therefore, it is advisable to take the test prior to seeking admission to your college of choice.
Are there any predetermined dates to take PERT?
No, there are no predetermined dates to take this exam. You can take the exam as a walk-in, provided time and space are available. However, it is in your best interest to take an appointment, which will save time and protect you from avoidable anxieties.
Does FPLA help prepare for the PERT?
Yes, we prepare students to successfully complete PERT in their first try. Typically, we administer a mock test to measure students’ readiness. The test results guide to customize the PERT test prep program to address each students’ needs. All our instructions are one-on-one and delivered by FPLA certified tutors. Till date, FPLA trained students have gained admittance to their college of choice.
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