What is PERT?

The Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) is the official common placement exam of Pasco-Hernando State College. Students who intend to enter degree or college credit certificate programs must be tested prior to the completion of registration.

Subject Areas
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Math
Retake Attempts

Students are allowed two attempts in a two year period. Test scores are valid for two years.

Time Limit

The exam is adaptive and there is no time limit. Average test time for all sub-tests is two hours and fifteen minutes.

 

Fees

The placement test may be repeated with a $5 retake fee.

There is no initial fee for students with an application on file. A retake is $5. The non-student fee is $25, if approved for Proctoring for Distant Learning or Employment.

Testing Notice

Students can now take the PERT Common Placement exam through Honorlock on Canvas.

Steps to Access to PERT Remote Testing through Canvas

  • A student must apply to PHSC.
  • Go to myphsc student portal and log in to Canvas.
  • Go to the PERT course located in Canvas to view the step-by-step instructions.

Student Testing and Placement Chart

The Student Testing and Placement Chart identifies the minimum cut-off scores for college-level courses based on PERT, ACCUPLACER, SAT, and ACT test scores. It also identifies the placement requirements for advanced math courses. Be sure to check the most current requirements as shown in Test Score Groups below, as they periodically change.

Test Score Groups

Valid For: Spring 2021
Writing
Min Score Max Score Required Course(s) Subject
50 102
  • ENC0021 Modularized Writing
  • ENC0022 Compressed Writing
Writing
103 150
  • ENC1101 English Composition I
Writing
Mathematics
Min Score Max Score Required Course(s) Subject
50 81
  • MAT0056 Foundations in Mathematics
Mathematics
82 95
  • MAT0055 Accelerate in Mathematics
Mathematics
96 113
  • MAT0055 Accelerate in Mathematics
Mathematics
114 122
  • MAT1033 Intermediate Algebra
  • MAT1100 Pathways for Mathematical Literacy
Mathematics
Reading
Min Score Max Score Required Course(s) Subject
50 105
  • REA0011 Modularized Reading
  • REA0019 Compressed Reading
Reading
106 150
  • ENC1101 English Composition I
Reading
College Level Math
Min Score Max Score Required Course(s) Subject
123 150
  • MGF1106 Math for Liberal Arts I
  • MGF1107 Math for Liberal Arts II
  • MTG2206 College Geometry
  • STA2023 Intro to Statistics
  • MAC1105 College Algebra
College Level Math