PERT - Postsecondary Education Readiness Test
Chipola College administers the Postsecondary Education
Readiness Test (PERT) as the placement test for
degree-seeking students. The PERT was recently adopted
by the State of Florida, and it replaces the
Computerized Placement Test (CPT).
The purpose of Florida’s Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) 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 PERT – 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 PERT seriously so that your course placement is accurate.
|All of the PERT assessments are untimed so you have as much time as you need to consider each question before submitting your answer.You will not be permitted to change your answer once you have moved on to the next question, and you will not be permitted to leave a question unanswered. Each of the three subtests includes 30 questions, and you should expect to spend approximately 45 - 60 minutes on each subtest. If you do not know the answer to a specific question, you are encouraged to try and answer the question by eliminating one or more of the answer options and then select from the remaining choices. You will not be allowed to bring a calculator with you; however, for certain questions on the math subtest, a pop-up calculator will be available for your use. Your scores on each assessment will be available immediately after you submit and you will receive a copy of the results.|
The State of Florida requires a placement exam from ACT, SAT-I or PERT for all students who intend to earn a degree. Test scores must be on file before you register for classes. Test scores used for initial enrollment cannot be more than two years old. Test scores will not be required for non-degree seeking, transient, and transfer students who have completed appropriate English and math courses.
The fee for the PERT is $5.00 per subtest or $15.00 for the entire battery, payable to Chipola College at the time of testing. Fees are non-refundable.
An examinee may have a maximum of two attempts on the PERT. Before a student will be allowed to retest, the student must successfully complete an alternative online remediation program called A+dvancer. (The student must contact the Testing Center in order to register for online remediation. The fee for remediation is $40.00 per subject area.) If the student does not wish to take the online course or does not satisfactorily complete the program, the student will not be allowed to take the PERT a second time.
High school students attempting to qualify for Dual Enrollment or Early Admission will be allowed to take the PERT at the Chipola College Testing Center only one time. (There is no restriction on the number of times a prospective Dual Enrollment or Early Admission student may take the ACT and/or SAT.)
|READING||50-83||REA 0007 (DEVELOPMENTAL READING I)|
|84-103||REA 0017 (DEVELOPMENTAL READING II)|
|50-119||REA 1205 REQUIRED (PRE-REQUISITE FOR ENC 1102)|
|120-150||REA 1205 NOT REQUIRED|
|WRITING||50-89||ENC 0015 (DEVELOPMENTAL WRITING I)|
|90-98||ENC 0025 (DEVELOPMENTAL WRITING II)|
|MATH||50-95||MAT 0018 (DEVELOPMENTAL MATH I)|
|96-112||MAT 0028 (DEVELOPMENTAL MATH II)|
|123-150||MAC 1105 OR HIGHER|
*ELIGIBILITY FOR ENC 1101 IS BASED ON BOTH THE READING AND WRITING SCORES.
The PERT is offered Monday and Wednesday between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon, and Tuesday and Thursday between 8:00 a.m.and 3:00 p.m. during Fall and Spring. (The Testing Center is open Monday - Thursday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. during Summer I & II ) No pre-registration is required and you will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. You must show a photo ID and pay the fee at the Testing Center (Bldg. A) when you arrive to take the test.
Testing under "special conditions" will be handled individually through the Office of Student Disabilities and the Vice President of Student Affairs .
Last revision: August 07, 2012