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P.E.R.T.
P.E.R.T.
Postsecondary Education
Readiness Test
What is the P.E.R.T.?
• P.E.R.T. has taken the place of the previous
Common Placement Test (CPT).
• Used by all 28 Florida colleges
– Determine whether or not a student is ready for
college level courses
– P.E.R.T. began in October 2010
Chain of Lakes (COL)
Unweighted GPA: 3.0
Pass ALL 3 sections of the P.E.R.T.
Tier 1
- Pass all 3 sections of P.E.R.T & 3.0 GPA (Priority
into COL)
Tier 2
- Pass 2 of the 3 sections of P.E.R.T. & 3.0 GPA
Background of readiness testing
http://www.fldoe.org/fcs/OSAS/Evaluations/pdf/Zoom2010-03.pdf
What does P.E.R.T. assess?
• Reading
– Takes approximately 1 hour to complete
• Writing
– Takes approximately 30 minutes to complete
• Math
– Takes approximately 30 minutes to complete
• Each section has 30 questions!
Reading
• Score needed to pass: 106
– Passing score increased from 104 to 106 in October 2013
• Information below came from PSC Placement Evaluation Chart
PERT Reading
SAT Critical
Reading
ACT Reading
Course
Placement
50-83
00-18
*must take PERT
Remedial Level I
84-105
200-439
*must take PERT
106-150
440-800
19-36
College Level
Remedial Level 2
Reading Assessment
Information
came from
PERT Study
Guide
Sample reading questions
from study guide
Writing
• Score needed to pass: 103
– Passing score increased from 99-103 in October 2013
• Information below came from PSC Placement Evaluation Chart
PERT Writing
SAT Critical
Reading
ACT English
50-89
Course
Placement
Remedial Level 1
90-102
200-439
*must take PERT
00-16
*must take PERT
Remedial Level 2
103-150
440-800
17-36
College Level
Writing Assessment
Sample writing questions
from study guide
Math
• Score needed to pass: 114
– Passing score increased from 113-114 in October 2013
• Information below came from PSC Placement
Evaluation Chart
PERT Math
SAT Math
ACT Math
Course Placement
50-95
200-439
*must take PERT
00-18
*must take PERT
Remedial Level 1
96-113
Remedial Level 2
114-122
440-499
19-20
Elective – College Level
Intermediate Algebra
123-150
500-800
21-36
College Level
- College Algebra
Math Assessment
Sample math questions
from study guide
P.E.R.T. Scores
This information
came from the
FLDOE website.
How many times can you take the
P.E.R.T.?
• Unlimited HOWEVER…… After 3 attempts, you
must take a remedial course before you can
retake the P.E.R.T.
– P.E.R.T. #1@ PPCA May 28, 2014
– P.E.R.T. #2 @ PPCA October (ish) 2014
– P.E.R.T. #3
Students will need to take at PSC
Math Readiness statistics
Math Readiness by age
Reading Readiness Statistics
Writing Readiness Statistics
P.E.R.T. Resources
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FLDOE study guide on PPCA website
P.E.R.T. workbook from Books a Million
www.virtualnerd.com
www.number2.com
www.march2success.com
www.collegeboard.org
www.ihatemath.com
http://www.varsitytutors.com/practice-tests
www.actstudent.org/onlineprep/
– ($21.95 for one year)
Books A Million…. Books below
www.virtualnerd.com
Virtual Nerd cont…..
www.number2.com
Add Mrs. Tapp as your coach
www.i-hate-math.com
www.pertfreetestpractice.com
http://www.varsitytutors.com/practice
-tests
www.actstudent.org/onlineprep
$21.95 for
one year
www.homeworksimplified.com
www.collegeboard.org
CollegeBoard cont…..
P.E.R.T. app
Advice from students…
• Even though you have multiple times to take
the test, study really hard the first time so you
can pass it and not have to worry about taking
it again.
• -Let them know, not to take studying as a joke,
they need to do it!
Don’t Wait….
• Begin studying NOW!!!
• What your student puts into this, they will get
out of it!!
True story….
• Reading score 99 to 121 (22 point gain)
• Writing score 95 to 119 (24 point gain)
• HOW…
– Studied every night for 1 hour!!!
– Utilized resources given
Chain of Lakes (COL)
Unweighted GPA: 3.0
Pass ALL 3 sections of the P.E.R.T.
Tier 1
- Pass all 3 sections of P.E.R.T & 3.0 GPA (Priority
into COL)
Tier 2
- Pass 2 of the 3 sections of P.E.R.T. & 3.0 GPA

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