The purpose of the P.E.R.T. is to determine which course placements are appropriate for students and whether or not remedial work is needed. P.E.R.T. uses computerized adaptive testing technology to select specific test questions that are best suited for each particular test taker. A student’s performance on one P.E.R.T. question determines the difficulty level of the next question that will be delivered. Two things determine a student’s score: how many questions were answered correctly and the difficulty level of the questions that were answered correctly.
Per Florida State Rule 6A-10.0315, a degree seeking student has a maximum of two (2) attempts on the aproved placement test (P.E.R.T.) or alternate assessment once the student is admitted to the college. Prior to the second attempt at the test remediation must occur. Documentation of the completed remediation is required. Eligibility to retest is determined by an Academic Advisor.
The P.E.R.T. is an untimed exam which includes three computer-adaptive, multiple choice tests. The three core tests include Reading, Writing, and Mathematics.
P.E.R.T. scores identify appropriate course placement (developmental education through college credit).
Assesses students readiness before enrolling in ENC 1101 and MAT 1033
30 questions per subtest consisting of 25 operational items (basis of the student’s placement score) and 5 field test items to continuously enhance the operational test bank
Assessment Services is responsible for monitoring test sessions. Daytona State College does not tolerate cheating nor disruptive behavior. If an examinee is suspected of cheating, testing will be stopped and the examinee will be directed to leave the area. The test may be voided. The incident will be reported to college officials and disciplinary action may be taken.