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1 Division of Florida Colleges Julie Alexander Postsecondary Education Readiness Test P.E.R.T.

2 2 Overview The Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (P.E.R.T.) is comprised of two components – placement and diagnostic. The P.E.R.T. Placement is aligned with the Postsecondary Readiness Competencies which were approved by the State Board in Rule 6A The computer-based P.E.R.T. Placement was first launched in October The P.E.R.T. Diagnostics are aligned with the Developmental Education Competencies which were approved by the State Board in Rule 6A For each subject area, there are two P.E.R.T. Diagnostic tests to correspond to the developmental education courses.

3 3 Placement Administrations MathematicsReadingWritingTotal Required per s , F.S. 145,52786,572 High School72,92250,04046,964169,926 Florida College System 194,464169,157167,960533,862 As of April 6, 2012

4 Average Placement Scores MathematicsReadingWriting College Ready Score High School Florida College System As of April 6, 2012

5 5 Placement Scores Rule 6A authorizes assessments and minimum college ready scores for postsecondary course placement purposes P.E.R.T. Placement interim college ready scores were approved by the State Board of Education in December 2011 The interim scores were identified using results from pilot testing and prior placement rates for the Acculplacer/CPT Concerns expressed by colleges that placements are too high based on the interim scores DOE is in the process of analyzing statewide data based on P.E.R.T. Placement scores and student course performance McCann Associates and the DOE are planning standard setting over summer/early fall to establish permanent cut scores

6 6 College Remediation Rates, Recent High School Graduates High School Graduation Year % Not Ready in Math % Not Ready in Reading % Not Ready in Writing % Not Ready in at least ONE subject %42.0%31.1%64.4% %29.9%28.5%54.3% Source: Florida Department of Education, Performance on Common Placement Tests, includes Accuplacer/CPT, ACT and SAT

7 7 Dual Enrollment Eligibility For college credit dual enrollment eligibility, prospective students must take a common placement test No state funding source is earmarked for the testing of prospective dual enrollment students, K-12 nor Florida College System School districts and feeder Florida College System institution must work collaboratively to administer the P.E.R.T. and share score results Administration process and responsibility for costs should be documented in the District Interinstitutional Articulation Agreement (Dual Enrollment Articulation Agreement, per House Bill 7059) P.E.R.T. administrations for prospective dual enrollment students are considered high school attempts Accuplacer/CPT, ACT, SAT and FCAT 2.0 Reading are options for dual enrollment eligibility

8 8 Placement Options Subject AreaStandard Score Course Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (a) Reading104 ENC 1101 (b) Writing99 (c) Mathematics113MAT 1033 Accuplacer, The College Board Reading Comprehension83 ENC 1101 Writing Skills83 Elementary Algebra72MAT 1033 SAT-I, The College Board Verbal440ENC 1101 Mathematics440MAT 1033 Enhanced ACT, American College Testing Program Reading18 ENC 1101 English17 Mathematics19MAT 1033 Grade 10 FCAT 2.0 Reading Reading262ENC 1101, REA

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10 10 Diagnostic There are six P.E.R.T. Diagnostics P.E.R.T. Diagnostics are aligned with the Developmental Education Competencies and lower/upper level developmental education courses P.E.R.T. Diagnostics are not required McCann Associates will improve student performance reports Performance reports may be used by students and faculty to pinpoint areas of deficiency May be administered prior to P.E.R.T. Placement to idenitfy areas of weakness beforehand

11 11 Placement Meet or Exceed Cut Score ENC 1101 or MAT 1033/MAC 1105 Does Not Meet Cut Score Upper Level Course Range Upper Level Diagnostic Modularized Instruction Lower Level Course Range Lower Level Diagnostic

12 12 In the works… Ongoing P.E.R.T. Placement item review and approval P.E.R.T. Placement paper version is now available, remaining issue with scantron/booklet bundles for high schools P.E.R.T. Placement Score Repository for school districts and postsecondary institutions to retrieve official scores Data analysis of fall 2011 Florida College System course placement data based on P.E.R.T. Placement scores compared to historical performance based on Accuplacer/CPT Select faculty to participate in P.E.R.T. Placement standard setting Exploring use of P.E.R.T. Diagnostic for developmental education modularization


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