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Tests available at Broward College:
  
• PERT CLEP
LOEP ATB
CPT Computer Literacy Exam
TABE  
  
Testing Services Available at Broward College:

  
Distance Learning Exams Disability Services (Testing   Accommodations)

  
Broward College Department Make-Up Exams


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Click any of the test titles below for detailed information.
PERT (Post-Secondary Education Readiness Test)
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.
 
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TESTING PLACEMENT TABLE- view cut-off scores and appropriate course placement for all test types.
LOEP (Levels of English Proficiency)
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.

 

CPT (Computerized Placement Test)
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
 
TESTING PLACEMENT TABLE- view cut-off scores and appropriate course placement for all test types.
TABE (Tests of Adult Basic Education)
  • 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.
CLEP (College Level examination Program)

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...

Basic Computer Literacy Test
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.
 
Disability Services Testing
Special accommodations for students with disabilities are available.  Please contact the disability services specialist on your campus.
Distance Learning Exams
Proctoring exams for students at other institutions is available.  An assessment fee will be charged.  Please call for information.
Department Make-Up Exams
Some Broward College instructors will allow make-up exams to be taken at the testing center. Please check with your instructor.


Testing Placement Table- view cut-off scores and appropriate course placement for all test types.


PERT Frequently Asked Questions

Click any of the questions below to view the answer.
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. Broward College’s policy for retaking the test is 90 days in between administrations.
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.
  • A limited number of slots exist per campus, by appointment ONLY.
  • The student must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

 


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the non-discrimination policies and Title IX may be directed to: Equity Coordinator Dr. Denese Edsall, Executive Director, Human Resources, 6400 NW 6th Way, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33309,
(954) 201-7502, dedsall@broward.edu