Prep for the PERT. A Study Guide for Florida’s Postsecondary Education Readiness Test

October 26, 2018


The State of Florida has established an assessment to determine a student’s college readiness.  The test is called Florida’s Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (P.E.R.T.) and is designed to adequately assess a student’s academic skills in mathematics, reading and writing.  PERT Exams are computer adaptive tests offered by high schools and colleges to assess college readiness, one 30 question PERT Test for mathematics, reading and writing, another PERT Test for Alegbra placement. The results of these assessments are used to determine your placement into appropriate courses at a Florida college.  Some high schools will use PERT as a benchmark to measure a student’s progress toward college readiness.

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A student cannot pass or fail the PERT – it is only used to determine which courses are best. The PERT is not used for school grades and according to recent Florida law, schools cannot mandate placement based on the PERT.  In short, the PERT is an indicator of college readiness, not proof of college readiness.

McCann Associates is a company that produces the PERT for Florida.  We produce tests like these for states like Florida, individual schools and professional associations and various occupational skill certifications.  There is no book to study to prepare for the PERT and there is no official practice test.

Download the PERT Study Guide

We have prepared a PERT Study Guide for students to download.  Reading this is the best preparation.