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Secondary Student Placement Testing

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Middle and high school students taking the PERT test at a Broward College Testing Center for Dual Enrollment or College Academy must adhere to the following procedures to be eligible to test at a BC Testing Center:

All Secondary Students:
  • Must have a BC ID# to test.
  • Must have valid photo ID to test as described on the Acceptable ID's webpage
  • Must adhere to all Broward College policies and procedures as well as all Testing Center Requirements and Guidelines
  • Must adhere to common placement testing retest policies. 
    • Retesting policies apply to PERT and ACCUPLACER testing attempts regardless of the purpose of the test. 
      • For example: 
        • Student tested on the PERT on Monday for Dual Enrollment, on Tuesday for College Academy, and wants to test a third time. 
          • Student must wait 30 days from the date of the second test attempt to take the PERT again. 
  • Must pay retesting fees.
    • Retesting fees apply to all retest attempts. 
      • Broward College waives the testing fee for the first test attempt only regardless of the purpose of the test. The fee waiver only applies to Dual Enrollment and College Academy. All other secondary common placement testing purposes must pay the fee for all test attempts. 
    • Students who have attempted a common placement test at BC in a previous semester or academic year are considered to have taken the first attempt. Therefore, all other test attempts are considered retest attempts regardless of the age of the scores from the previous attempt.  

Common Placement Testing Retesting Policy:
Test sections* covered by this policy:
PERT Reading
PERT Writing
PERT Math
ACCUPLACER Higher Level Math Test (CLM and AAF)
*Non-Florida or non-FLDOE College Success test sections are not accepted by BC.

Students may retake the PERT an unlimited number of times. However, they must adhere to the following retesting policy:
  • First retest attempt may be taken after 24 hours.
  • Second and higher retest attempts may be taken every 30 days. 
This timeline applies to postsecondary students and secondary students testing for postsecondary course purposes which includes; Dual Enrollment, College Academy, Algebra 1 EOC, Testing for other Institutions, and Private middle school students transitioning to public high schools. 

Remediation prior to each test attempt is strongly encouraged. 

Dual Enrollment Specific Requirements to Test:
  • Testing is available year round and there is no limit to the number of test attempts. However, students must adhere to retesting policies above.

Public and Private High School Student Testing Referral Process:

    • Must provide a completed and signed testing referral form* from their high school guidance office prior to each test attempt.
      • Students without an appropriate signature are not eligible to test. 
      • The referral form will be collected by the Testing Center at the time of testing. 
        • Forms must be individual. If there are two forms on one sheet of paper, it will be collected as is. 
      • Students will need to get a new form for each test attempt. 
Home School Student Testing Referral Process:
    1. Home school students are required to have the Recommendation and Articulation Agreement for Dual Enrollment Home School Students form signed by the School Board of Broward County (SBBC) District Home Education Office Official each term. This form can be obtained at www.broward.edu/dual under the “Home School Student” section of the DE website.
    2. Complete and submit a Broward College online application and obtain a BC ID #. Access the Guide to Apply Online for assistance.
    3. Bring the form to a BC Admissions office to obtain a PERT Referral form and take placement test
      • Retesting does not require steps 1 and 2. Go directly to step 3. However, retesting policies apply.
    4. For more information, please visit the Home School Dual Enrollment Webpage.
College Academy Specific Requirements to Test:
  • Testing is only available during the window specified by College Academy (CA). Beginning in 2020, CA students will be allowed 2 test attempts during the window period. However, students must adhere to retesting policies. 
  • A CA PERT testing ticket is required to test. The ticket is obtained from the College Academy at the time of application to the program. 
  • Students may use the CA PERT Ticket only Once.
  • For more information, please visit the College Academy Admission Testing Webpage

Algebra 1 EOC Testing Requirements:

  • Available for students who entered 9th grade between 2011-2012 and 2017-2018 per State Rule 6A-1.09422
    • There is a test fee for each test attempt.


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