PERT Math, Reading & Writing Test
" Current college students in one of Florida's community-state colleges who want to retake
the PERT test to earn a higher score and place into college-level courses.
" Florida public high school students with FCAT scores below level 5
" Students planning to pursue dual enrollment at a Florida accredited college
" Students transferring from a private middle or high school to a Florida public high school
Note: Students who attended a Florida high school for all 4 years and graduated in 2007 or
later do not need to take the PERT test (it's optional).
The PERT Math Test has 30 questions of which 25 are scored. The test is untimed and
there are NO calculators allowed - an on-screen calculator pops up for a few questions.
in this section. For the 25 scored questions, there are six 3-point questions, thirteen
4-point questions and six 5-point questions.
Main topics on the PERT Math Test are taken from algebra; topics include:
" Evaluating and simplifying algebraic expressions
" Solving linear, literal and quadratic equations and inequalities.
" Factoring, simplifying, adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing polynomials.
" Finding the equation of lines and graphing linear equations.
" Solving system of linear equations in two variables.
PERT Math Test (Passing Score: 114 - 150)
Source - PERT Practice Test: Reading and Writing
PERT Practice Test Guides for Florida Students
The PERT Reading Test has 30 questions of which 25 are scored. The test is untimed.
Some of the main topics on the PERT Reading section are:.
• Summarizing important ideas, events or information
• Analyzing the meaning, tone and organizational structure of the text.
• Determining the author’s purpose and the relation of events in the text.
• Recognizing relationships within and between sentences.
• Analyzing traits, motivations and thoughts of individuals in fiction and nonfiction.
The PERT Writing Test has 30 questions of which 25 are scored. There is no time limit when
testing. Some of the main topics on the Writing section of the PERT test are:.
• Demonstrating use of standard written English, including grammar usage and mechanics.
• Developing and maintaining style and tone.
• Conveying complex information clearly and coherently.
• Representing and accurately citing data, conclusions, and opinions of others.
• Using modifiers, coordination, subordination and parallelism effectively.
*Passing on the PERT test means earning test scores in the range:
Math 114 - 150, Reading 106 - 150 and Writing 103 - 150
The Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT or P.E.R.T.) is the common placement test
used by the Florida College System and Florida’s high schools to determine students college.
or career readiness. The PERT test has three subtests in Math, Reading and Writing. Each
subtest is untimed and has 30 multiple choice questions.
PERT Reading Test (Passing Score: 106 - 150)
PERT Writing Test (Passing Score: 103 - 150)
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