Do you know whether you are “EXEMPT” from college-readiness placement testing and developmental education course requirements in reading, writing, and mathematics?
In 2013, Florida Senate bill SB1720 resulted in major legislative changes to Florida Statute 1008.30(4)(a) and State Board of Education Rule 6A-10.0315.
We at Broward College care deeply about your success! So, if you think you may qualify to be classified as EXEMPT from placement testing and developmental education requirements, it is vital
to your future as a successful Broward College Seahawk that you complete the following three-step process: STEP 1: Please carefully review the information below to learn more about (a) your rights as a Florida public college student and, most importantly, (b) the many new options & opportunities Broward College has created to help you enhance your communication and computational skills in preparation for the demands of college-level coursework.
STEP 2: Then, if you believe you may be EXEMPT, please immediately schedule an appointment to meet with a Broward College Academic Advisor . Our professional Academic Advisors are best equipped to assess your exemption status… to inform you of your varied developmental education and college readiness options… to evaluate your college readiness level… and to then provide you with personalized recommendations regarding which resources may be in your best academic interest, based upon your past educational history and current career/educational goals. STEP 3: Even if you are EXEMPT from the placement testing requirement, you have the legal right to request to take — at absolutely no cost/obligation to you! — the Florida Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT), offered at all of our campus Testing Centers. We at Broward College strongly encourage you to do so. That way, you will have a more accurate measurement of your current level of college academic readiness so that you can better determine whether you should choose a developmental education option and, if so, which one(s). Also, regardless of your exemption status, your PERT score is a useful tool to help you choose the right level (and combination) of college courses for you to take during your first several semesters.