The key to earning a great score on the PERT is preparation. Considering the the importance of the PERT
test, you have made a great start by finding the information to help you prepare for test day. As you
embark upon your practice, there are three main types of PERT practice tests you will see during your.
practice: insufficient, inconsistent or comprehensive. Below outlines these types of PERT practice tests.
~ An insufficient practice gives an incomplete practice that usually provides a small number of practice
questions and / or gives questions that may not relate directly to the questions tested on the PERT.
~ An inconsistent practice provides practice questions in a scattered pattern - questions usually skip
from one topic to another without any organized pattern. In this format, many key questions may.
be missed along the way.
~ A comprehensive PERT practice usually offers an extensive number of questions and / or text that
cover two or three remedial course sequences. With this practice it may be difficult to determine
the specific types of questions that are tested on the PERT test.
With this guide in mind, you should carefully look at the type of PERT practice test you are using to
determine your best path for a complete PERT practice in each subtest area. We hope this helps with
your practice for the PERT and we wish you all the best with your practicing.
The PERT is one of the most important tests Florida students take to start their college education or
finish their high school education. Scores from the PERT test are used to determine students level
of college readiness; scores lower than the cut-off range* will require students to complete several.
remedial classes in Math, Reading and English before attempting college level courses.
We understand that preparing for the PERT Test can be a frustrating task. Where do I start, what
questions do I practice, and how am I going to learn this Math, Reading and Writing - I've been out.
of school for a while and I haven't done much in the way of school work. And, my schedule is so full,
where am I going to find the time to start or even finish a complete practice for the PERT?.
Your practice doesn't have to be frustrating. You can start slowly with just one section at a time and
gradually work your way through each section to learn all the types of questions needed for the PERT.
The Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT or P.E.R.T.) is the common placement test used in the
PERT has three subtests in Math, Reading and Writing. Each subtest has 30 multiple choice questions.
The PERT test is computer adaptive, meaning that the computer program chooses your next question based
on your previous answer. Students are not allowed to go back after answering a question. There is no time
limit for completing the PERT. On the math subtest, students cannot use a calculator for most questions;
an on-screen calculator will pop up for a few questions.
~ Students transferring from a private middle or high school to a public high school in Florida
~ Florida public high school students in 11th grade with FCAT scores below level 5
~ Students planning to pursue dual enrollment at a Florida accredited college
~ Current college students in one of Florida's community-state colleges who wants
to retake the PERT to earn a higher score and place into college-level courses.
Who takes the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT)?
Practicing is the Key to Earning a Higher PERT Test Score
Source - Valencia College: PERT / CPT Reading & Writing Review
PERT Test Scores - Facts & Figures
Source - Florida Department of Education (FLDOE)
The PERT test has shown to be challenging for most students, especially in the area of math. The table below
outlines the average PERT test score for Math, Reading and Writing, the acceptable cut-off scores and points.
below the average recorded by students taking the PERT.
The PERT Test: What You Should Know Now - Not Later