Assessment Services provides information, registration and administration of a wide range of tests, as well as the Assessment of Prior Learning Experience (APLE) program. Please note that assessment may be required for first-semester students. Students can register for and take the following assessments at Daytona State College:
- Daytona State placement tests - P.E.R.T., ACCUPLACER (CPT), TABE, CASAS, MAPP
- Daytona State entrance exams - CJBAT, TEAS
- APLE (Assessment of Prior Learning Experience) exams
- CLEP (College Level Exam Program) exams
- FCAT (Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test)
- Certification Exams - IT-VUE, MSSC, FTCE
- GED (General Education Development) exam
All placement test score results, and test scores used for exemption to the placement test, are valid for 2 years. There is an exception for Adult Education placement testing.
Per Florida state rule 6A-10.0315, a degree seeking student has a maximum of two (2) attempts on the approved placement test. Eligibility to retest is verified by Academic Advising. Also, prior to retesting alternative remediation must occur. The retest fee is $10.
New Student Assessment:
All students entering Daytona State must take the a state approved placement test or submit a State of Florida standard high school diploma indicating appropriate coursework, or acceptable Advanced Placement, SAT or ACT scores that exempt them from the college preparatory program or they must submit college transcripts that show the completion of Freshman English I or Intermediate Algebra.
New students admitted to a degree or certificate program are required to take a placement test unless you meet one of the exemptions listed below. The results will help with your placement into appropriate courses to ensure your academic success. Placement instruments are not used for admission to the college; although, they may be used as a guide for admission to certain limited access programs.
There a several assessment instruments approved for general admission to the college. The Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (P.E.R.T.), the ACCUPLACER (CPT) and the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE). Each measure reading, math and language skills. The placement test for degree programs (AA, AS and BAS) and business or computer related college credit certificates is the P.E.R.T.
The placement test for vocational certificate programs and the EMT, Office Support and Paramedic certificate programs is the TABE. All placement tests and tests used for exemption to the placement tests are valid for two years.
Exemptions to the Placement Tests:
Postsecondary Education Readiness (P.E.R.T.) - You are not required to take the related portions of the test if the following conditions are met:
- SAT scores of 440 or above on critical reading or 440 or above on math for placement into Intermediate Algebra (MAT 1033), or 500 or above on math for placement into College Algebra (MAC 1105)
- ACT scores of 18 or above on the reading or 17 or above on English or 19 or above on math for placement into Intermediate Algebra (MAT 1033), or 21 or above on math for placement into College Algebra (MAC 1105)
- Proof of successful completion of the equivalent of ENC 1101 (College Composition) or MAT 1033 (Intermediate Algebra) at another college
- Accuplacer (CPT) scores of 83 or above on both the reading and language or for math 85 or above on arithmetic and 72 or above on the elementary algebra.
Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) - You are not required to take the related portions of the test if the following conditions are met:
- SAT scores of 440 or above on critical reading, or 440 or above on math
- ACT scores of 18 or above on the reading, or 17 or above on English or 19 or above on math
- PERT scores of 104 or above on the reading, or 99 or above on the writing, or 113 or above on the math.
- Accuplacer (CPT) scores of 83 or above on the reading, or 83 or above on the sentence skills or 72 or above on the elementary algebra
- You already have an Associate in Applied Science degree or higher.
Please note that assessment may be required for first-semester students.
Students who score below the minimum scores on one or more sections of the placement test must complete college preparatory requirements prior to enrolling in college-level courses. Students have the following options at Daytona State:
Effective Fall 2011 the developmental courses numbers have been updated. The equivalencies are:
ENC0015 = ENC0001
ENC0025 = ENC0002
REA0007 = REA0001
REA0017 = REA0002
MAT0018 = MAT0002
MAT0028 = MAT0024
- Complete Daytona State College Preparatory courses (ENC 0015/L, ENC 0025/L, REA 0007/L, REA 0017/L. MAT 0018/L, MAT 0028/L) as placed by the assessment instrument. Students who place into the College Prep program for mathematics must complete Intermediate Algebra (MAT1033) following successful completion of MAT0028. Students who place into either of the REA classes must complete Dynamics of Student Success (SLS1122).
- MAT 1033 and SLS 1122 are college credit courses; however, they can only be used as elective credit toward the AA degree. Upon the successful completion of the College Prep program, students may enroll in college level courses for which the co-requisites or pre-requisites are met.
- The Academic Support Center offers Vocational Preparatory Instruction (VPI) for the TABE exam for those students who have not met the basic entry / exit level test requirements.
- Improve scores on the placement test by enrolling in courses offered by the Daytona State Adult Education Program. Students exercising this option must retake and pass the appropriate sections of the placement test prior to enrolling in college level courses.
Writing and Reading:
- ENC0015: Writing I (4 credits): Students who score 0-89 or below in writing on the P.E.R.T.
- ENC0017: Writing II (4 credits): Students who score 90-98 in writing on the P.E.R.T.
- REA0007: Reading I (4 credits): Students who score 0-83 in reading on the P.E.R.T.
- REA0017: Reading II (4 credits): Students who score 84-103 in reading on the P.E.R.T.
Those who place in the lower levels need additional skill development and should build their schedules around their developmental work. Students are encouraged enroll in a A Term sections that will allow them to complete both level in a single semester so that they can be caught up and prepared for college level work by their second semester at the college.
MAT 0018: Math I (Pre-Algebra) and Lab (4 credits): Students who score less than 96 on the math portion of the P.E.R.T.
MAT 0028: Math II (Elementary Algebra) and Lab) (4 credits) Students who score from 96-112 on the math portion of the P.E.R.T.
Students who place into the college prep program and who elect to enroll in Daytona State College preparatory courses will be provided a program of study by a counselor or advisor using the following guidelines:
- Reading, writing and math courses require weekly attendance at the Learning Center in addition to regular class sessions.
- Students must continue to enroll in the college prep courses until they complete the program and pass the College Prep Exit Exam.