Some students are exempt from placement testing.

Please see the College Catalog to see if you meet any exemptions criteria. If you have any questions about exemptions, please see and Academic Advisor.

All student and non-student examinees (regardless of age, testing for dual enrollment, or other purposes) must have a current/valid photo identification (ID) in order to take any examination. Failure to have the proper ID will result in examinee not being able to test.

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  • Next-Generation ACCUPLACER

    The Next-Generation ACCUPLACER test is an assessment test that is used for measuring students’ readiness for college courses in reading, writing, and mathematics. The Next-Generation ACCUPLACER uses computer–adaptive technology and the questions testers see are based on their skill level depending on how previous questions are answered. So the testers response to each question drives the difficulty level of the next question.  The Next-Generation ACCUPLACER is a nationally used placement test, so students may take it any where in the United States and have the scores sent to Daytona State.

    There are 4 main sub sections on the Accuplacer test:

    • Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, And Statistics (QAS) (20 questions)
    • Reading (20 questions)
    • Writing (25 questions)
    • Advanced Algebra and Functions

    Accuplacer does NOT permit the use of personal calculators on the Math portion of the placement test.

    Sample Questions

  • Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)

    Students can now take the TEAS test online through ATI. Read the instructions on how to take the TEAS test online though ATI.

    • Used for Nursing, Dental Hygiene and Radiography for application into the program
    • Reading, Math, Science and English
    • Timed - varies per section, total of 209 minutes, approximately 3.5 hours
    • 170 multiple choice questions total 
    • Calculator is built into the test, handheld calculators are not permitted
    • $65 for test and $15 DSC proctor fee (students), $30 DSC proctor fee (nonstudents)
    • Scores are good for 3 years

    For more information about the TEAS Online proctored by ATI, please visit their website.

  • Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT)

    In-Person Testing

    Student can take the PERT exam in person at any campus Assessment Center on a walk-in basis.

    • Used to determine Math and English level placement for college credit programs
    • Reading, Writing and Math
    • Untimed, average time is about 1-1.5 hours per section
    • 30 questions per section
    • Calculator is built into Math section for certain problems, handheld calculators are not permitted
    • Scores are valid for 2 years

    Student can take the PERT exam in person at any campus Assessment Center on a walk-in basis. Please check each campus for available days and times.

    Remote Testing

    Students can take the PERT exam remotely. Daytona State College uses Honorlock to monitor the PERT exam remotely. Honorlock is a virtual proctor service that will allow the student to take the PERT exam online from a remote location using their own webcam and high-speed internet connection.

    Requirements for taking an online proctored exam

    • Student must be admitted to Daytona State College, have a Daytona State College id# and a valid photo id in order to take the PERT test remotely.
    • A well-functioning computer (see minimum requirements below), NO tablets or phones may be used
    • A stable Internet connection.
    • A webcam with a microphone - webcam will be required to do 360-degree rotation for a room scan.
    • A government-issued photo ID or a Student ID card (with photo) must be used to verify the tester.
    • Student must be willing to be recorded (video and audio) for the duration of the exam, this includes their surroundings.
    • Student must be willing to download and install the Google Chrome Extension for Honorlock to their computer
    • Agree to Honorlock's Terms of Service: https://app.honorlock.com/terms 
    • Agree to Honorlock's Privacy Policy: https://app.honorlock.com/privacy
    • Agree to Daytona State College's Academic Integrity Code

    Minimum Computer Requirements

    • System Power: Dual-core 2.4 Ghz CPU, 2 GB Ram or better, Intel Processor, 2 GB Ram or better
    • Operating System: Windows 7 or greater, Mac OS 10.9 or greater, Chrome OS
    • Supported Browser: Google Chrome - minimum version 56
    • Internet Connection Speed : 1.5 Mbps download, 500 Kbps upload
    • Camera Resolution: 400 x 300 resolution or greater
    • Extras: JavaScript and Cookies Enabled

    Students who are interested in taking the PERT exam remotely must email Lisa.Satterfield@DaytonaState.edu from their DSC FalconMail (student email) for instructions on how to access the PERT exam remotely and to review remote testing procedures. To learn more about virtual proctoring visit our Virtual Proctoring InfoGuide.

  • Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)
    • Used to determine Math and English level for vocational certificates
    • Reading, Language and Math
    • Timed - 220 minutes for all 3 sections, approximately 3.5 hours
    • Approximately 40 questions per section
    • Calculator is built into Math section, handheld calculators are not permitted
    • Scores are valid for 2 years
  • CASAS test for Adult Education/GED preparation
    • Used to determine Math and Reading levels for GED preparation
    • Reading and Math
    • Timed - appoximately 175 minutes for both sections, approximately 3 hours
    • Questions vary depending on level
    • Calculator is built into Math section, handheld calculators are not permitted
    • Scores are good for 6 months
  • CASAS for ESOL
    • Used to determine levels of English understanding
    • Reading and Listening
    • Timed, however times vary depending on testing level - approximately 3 hours for both sections
    • Questions vary depending on level
    • Scores are good for 6 months