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Parents Rights Under FERPA

FERPA represents the Family Educational Rights Privacy Act     FERPA, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act is a federal law that grants parents the right to inspect, review, and challenge the content of their child’s education records and,...

When is the PERT Testing?

Target test dates for the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) fall anywhere between November and March for most districts. The exact test dates are set by the individual districts. Each school district should have an administrator that can provide more...

What is the PERT?

The Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) is Florida’s placement test. This multiple choice, computer-adaptive test is used by all 28 members of the Florida College System. The purpose of the PERT is to assess academic skills and determine college readiness...

Who is required to take PERT?

High school students that score a Level 2 or 3 on FCAT Reading or score a Level 2, 3 or 4 on FCAT Mathematics and have not otherwise demonstrated college readiness will be required to take the P.E.R.T. in the 11th grade. (Chart) Testing is required for...

Who Created the PERT?

The Florida Department of Education’s Division of Florida Colleges in conjunction with McCann Associates created this customized test specifically for the state of Florida. The PERT was designed to follow along with the state’s Postsecondary Readiness Competencies...

Where Do You Take the PERT?

The PERT is administered at Florida high schools and testing sites operated by authorized testing administrators. The computers are on a secure network connected with McCann Associates. Specific test dates and retest schedules are set by the individual districts. The...

Why Was the PERT Created?

The Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) is a placement test created to help college admissions personnel correctly identify the abilities of incoming students. For students below certain cutoffs on SAT / ACT / FCAT scores, it was difficult to assess what...

What Parents Should Know About...

Have you received a notification that your child is required to take the PERT, Postsecondary Education Readiness Test? Many parents around the state of Florida will receive this notification and likely have questions. Here are some basic facts about the state’s...

Can I Use A Calculator on PERT...

An on-screen calculator will appear within the testing window of the math section for specific questions. Students are not allowed to use personal calculators while taking the PERT. Paper and pencil will be provided.