The Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) is a common placement test, given to Florida’s public high school students (usually in the 11th grade) and enrolled college students in the Florida College system, to determine a student’s readiness for study at the undergraduate college level. The PERT has three sections: Reading, Writing, and Math. Each section contains 30 questions, only 25 of which are scored. The remaining five questions are used for research and development purposes. You will not know which questions are scored when you take the test.
The PERT is computer adaptive, meaning that each question given to the test-taker is based on his/her response to the previous question. Once you have answered a question, you may not go back and look at previous questions or change any answers. The PERT is not timed.
Note: There is also a PERT diagnostic test, which is given to students already enrolled in developmental or remedial college courses to determine areas of strength and weakness.