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Effective March 2011, Broward College transitioned to the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT), Florida's new college placement test, as the primary placement mechanism.  The PERT will replace the ACCUPLACER (CPT) battery and will be used for initial placement and retesting of all students seeking entry to Broward College or replacement in preparatory level courses. 
   

The PERT identifies appropriate course placement (developmental education through college credit) in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics.  There are 30 questions per placement subtest, and the scaled scores range from 50-150.

PERT Testing Procedure for Private Middle School Students Transitioning to Public High Schools

  • 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.
  • A limited number of slots exist per campus, by appointment ONLY.
  • The student must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.


PERT STUDY GUIDE- Please review the PERT study guide prior to taking the exam.

PERT PRACTICE TEST - Math, reading, and writing practice tests

PERT Preparation and Skills Review Course

Do you need a refresher about algebra or geometry? Do you have some challenges with grammar or spelling? Do you want some general tips about how to do better on the P.E.R.T test? Come to our fun review of reading, writing and arithmetic, using YouTube, posters, one-on-one coaching, audio CD's and DVD's. No more boring classes. See more at SATVideos.com Internet Coach and author of "Steve's Tips about the SAT and more." See the introduction at www.youtube.com/FloridaSkills
 
College Foundations: Reading, Writing, Math
Want to go to college but need to improve your skills in reading, writing, or math? Need to pass the PERT?  Enroll in the free, online course to get ready for college.  This 4-week online course can be done as a self-help tutorial, or students can receive expert help from Broward College faculty. Register now
 
Start Smart Refresher Camps
Enroll in a Start Smart Camp to improve reading, writing, and/or math skills needed in college-level courses and measured on the PERT.  These 2-week refresher camps use state-of-the-art software and face-to-face tutoring to help students improve their skills. Students meet with the faculty/tutor on the first day of the camp to take pretests and develop a learning plan.   Schedules are flexible for students to work from home, in the lab, or with tutoring assistance. Register now by clicking below.
 
TESTING PLACEMENT TABLE- view cut-off scores and appropriate course placement for all test types.
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Students whose native language is not English may be required to test to measure their English Proficiency before placement into classes.  Students who have not had two years of American high school English must take the LOEP.  The LOEP consists of two parts: a short essay and the computer test.  The computer test measures reading and listening comprehension.
  • Plan for a 2 ½ hour test period for the LOEP.
  • You should be tested on the campus where you are planning to attend classes.
  • All students must bring an official photo ID (such as driver's license or passport) to take an exam at Broward College.
  • Your paid application fee receipt or testing form is required for admittance into the testing lab.
  • You will need an ink pen and two #2 pencils at the time of testing.
  • No phones or calculators are permitted in the lab.

 

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the CPT is currently used as the testing instrument to meet the requirements of Financial Aid's "Ability to Benefit". The CPT is also administered for students who need to have CPT scores sent to other institutions that use the CPT for placement purposes. All students must bring an official photo ID (such as driver's license or passport) to take an exam at Broward College.
  • Plan for a 1 ½ hour test period for the CPT.
  • No phones or calculators are permitted in the lab.

Sample CPT questions, courtesy of St. Petersburg College

Sample CPT questions, courtesy of Santa Fe College
 
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  • If you need the TABE test for law enforcement, corrections, community
    service aide, park ranger, or firefighter contact the Institute of Public Safety (IPS) at (954) 201-6931.
  • The TABE test can be taken in the testing center for the following programs:
    Aviation (South Campus only), Dental Assisting, Massage Therapy, and
    Medical Assisting.
  • Plan for a 3 hour test period.  The TABE is a timed test in the areas of
    Language, Reading Comprehension, and Mathematics/Applied Math. 
  • Bring government-issued photo identification (such as driver's license or passport).
  • Your paid application fee receipt or testing form is required for admittance into the testing lab.
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The College Level Examination Program allows students to obtain credit for what they already know by testing and earning satisfactory scores on CLEP exams. More information...

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Broward College students beginning their college studies this year must fulfill the college’s basic technology literacy requirement. For more information, see your academic advisor.
 
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Special accommodations for students with disabilities are available.  Please contact the disability services specialist on your campus.
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Proctoring exams for students at other institutions is available.  An assessment fee will be charged.  Please call for information.
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Some Broward College instructors will allow make-up exams to be taken at the testing center. Please check with your instructor.
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