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Placement Testing Table
Miramar West Center
Willis Holcombe Center
Computer Literacy Test Objectives
PERT Study Skills
BYU Foreign Language Achievement Testing Service
What are the required placement scores?
TESTING PLACEMENT TABLE
- view cut-off scores and appropriate course placement for all test types.
If I initially tested using CPT, do I retest with CPT?
No, you will retest using the PERT.
Should Broward College continue to accept CPT (i.e., College Board ACCUPLACER) scores for placement purposes?
Yes, the CPT will continue to be an authorized placement assessment as well as SAT and ACT, as indicated in State Board Rule 6A-10.0315, F.A.C.
How many questions will comprise the PERT?
Each sub-test (i.e., reading, writing and mathematics) will be 30 questions.
How long will the PERT take students to complete?
It is estimated that students will take 45 minutes to complete each sub-test.
Will placement testing procedures for English for Academic Purposes (EAP) change as a result of PERT?
Currently, EAP placement procedures are determined by the college and this is expected to continue. EAP students who have taken the LOEP exam will advance to the PERT in accordance with established EAP procedures (PERT replaces the CPT).
What test will Dual Enrollment students take?
Dual Enrolled students will take the PERT as of March 2011 forward.
Are students allowed to re-take the PERT immediately after the initial administration?
No, students should be required to spend time reflecting on their test results and preparing for the re-take. It’s recommended that students wait a period of 24 hours between administrations to do remediation before retaking the PERT
What tests are the high school's administering as part of Senate Bill 1908 compliance?
The high schools have been authorized by the State and Broward College to administer the CPT during this academic year. Any updates for next year will be placed on this site.
Will high schools be authorized to administer the PERT?
The Department’s Division of Public Schools is researching the feasibility of high schools serving as authorized testing sites. Once high schools are deemed ready to administer computer-based tests, it is anticipated that the Department will authorize them as PERT sites.
Will there be concordance with CPT, SAT and ACT for the PERT?
Yes, the Division of Florida Colleges will work with McCann Associates to identify concordant scores after the initial implementation is underway.
Can private middle school students transferring to public high schools take the PERT to meet the Algebra 1 EOC (End Of Course) Assessment requirement?
YES. Broward College offers the PERT as an option designed to meet the Algebra 1 EOC Assessment requirement prior to the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year.
The test can only be taken one time—no repeats.
$15 charge, must be paid prior to taking the test to the
A limited number of slots exist per campus, by appointment
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The student must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
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