The Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) is Florida’s common placement test. This multiple choice, computer-adaptive test is used by all 28 members of the Florida College System. The purpose of the PERT is to assess academic skills, verify college readiness and determine course placement. For first-time-in-college students, the PERT scores will determine appropriate course placement at the college level.

In high school, the PERT score is used to show college readiness or a need for further instruction. The Florida legislature decided that students will take the test in 11th grade. If test results show a need for further learning, students will be placed in a remediation course in 12th grade. Achieving the cut score or completing a remediation course is required for high school graduation.


The PERT consists of three subtests:

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Writing


Depending on FCAT scores, students may only take one or two of the sub tests. Some students may need to take all three sections.

For more information visit our Frequently Asked Questions

To share your experiences or ask questions, please visit our PERT Forum

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