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1 College and Career Readiness: Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) 1

2  Requires high schools to evaluate college- readiness of students before grade 12  High schools began to administer the PERT in fall 2011. ◦ Other approved assessments that can be used to demonstrate readiness are ACT, SAT, Accuplacer (CPT)  Students who do not meet college ready scores will be required to complete postsecondary preparatory instruction before high school graduation. 2

3 Students are considered college and career ready when they have the knowledge, skills, and academic preparation needed to enroll and succeed in introductory college credit-bearing courses within an associate or baccalaureate degree program without the need for remediation. These same attributes and levels of achievement are needed for entry into and success in postsecondary workforce education or directly into a job that offers gainful employment and career advancement. 3

4  PERT is Florida’s common placement test. It is used by all 28 Florida colleges and all public high schools to determine if a student is ready for college credit courses in reading, writing and math.  The PERT has been aligned with the Postsecondary Readiness Competencies (PRCs) identified as necessary for success in entry-level college credit coursework. 4

5  The Postsecondary Readiness Competencies (PRCs) are skills identified by high school, college and state university faculty as critical to college readiness in mathematics, reading and writing.  PRC’s are true assessments of what students need to know before enrolling in ENC 1101 and MAT 1033 5

6  PERT testing window starts Oct. 28, 2013 and goes to May 30, 2014  Tests may be administered during regular school hours, before school and after school but must always be administered by certified school personnel.  (McCann Help Desk is open on Saturdays 9:00-5:00) for schools who want to administer PERT test on Saturdays. 6

7  College readiness evaluation is required for 11 th grade students who scored: ◦ Levels 2 or 3 on Grade 10 Reading FCAT 2.0 ◦ Levels 2, 3, or 4 in Grade 10 Algebra 1 EOC  Special Diploma students for whom the FCAT is an appropriate assessment  Department of Juvenile Justice students  Charter School students  Full-time public virtual school students.GRADE 7

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9  All students entering grade 9 in the 2011- 2012 school year and after must pass the Algebra 1 EOC or attain a comparative score of 97 on the PERT Math for a standard high school diploma.  PERT MATH score 97 does not represent college ready. PERT college ready score is 114 or above. 9

10  Computer adaptive test (C.A.T.)  Reading, writing and mathematics subtests  25 operational questions on each subtest plus 5 field test questions  Each test item is aligned with a PRC  Items have been approved and aligned by Florida faculty  Accommodations available based on IEP or 504 Plan (Braille, large print, paper and pencil, and audio versions)

11  PERT tests are untimed within one school day.  Administration times are: ◦ Mathematics – 37 minutes ◦ Reading – 1 hour, 3 minutes ◦ Writing – 33 minutes 11

12  Students may be administered PERT more than once in the same school year if the student did not score college ready on their first attempt.  If the student does not achieve a college ready score on their first PERT attempt in a subject area/areas they are allowed to be administer a PERT Retake test in that subject area/areas but only after there has been sufficient time for remediation.  Contact Student Assessment & Research if a student has taken both attempts at PERT and still have not achieved a college ready score. 12

13  List of eligible to students to test has been submitted for upload into College Measured Success.  List of eligible students to test will also be posted to Data-warehouse (DWH Reports Folder)  High Schools will be responsible for managing your own ongoing list of students who test PERT, ACT, SAT, CPT. 13

14  PERT Student Upload Template: 14

15  All schools are allotted a pre-determined number of tests units according to the number of your eligible students to test.  All eligible 11 th grade students must be tested first before you can test 12 th graders that have not met college readiness.  Each Subject Area of Reading, Math and Writing counts for one test unit each. 15

16  Scroll down to the bottom of the Dashboard page. There you will find an empty box where you will need to enter the correct Access Code: ◦ Math test = PERTMATH ◦ Reading test = PERTREADING ◦ Writing test = PERTWRITING ◦ Reading &Writing test together = PERTRW  Use these Access Codes for students taking their 2 nd attempt at PERT tests: ◦ MATH RETAKE ◦ READINGRETAKE ◦ WRITINGRETAKE 16

17  Computer-Adaptive Test (the primary assessment method) has Accessibility Wizard for personalized screen adjustments  A built-in onscreen calculator appears for specific mathematics items. Hand- held calculators are not allowed.  Only students who have an IEP or 504 plan that authorizes accommodations on standardized tests are eligible for PERT accommodations ◦ Paper version ◦ Large print paper version ◦ Braille version ◦ Audio version  English Language Learners (ELL) with student plans that specify allowable accommodations ◦ Heritage language-to-English or English-to-heritage language dictionary 17

18  Fax to Student Assessment and Research at 754 321 4291 18

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20  ege/do/log ege/do/log  Your username and password is the same as last year unless you change it  Contact Student Assessment & Research if you have trouble logging in. 754 321 4250 20

21 Follow this link for website:   your username and password is the same as last year unless you changed it 21

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23  PERT and Dual Enrollment: Students seeking qualification in a dual enrollment program may be tested only after the primary, targeted group of 11 th grade students have been tested. 23

24  Districts/high schools may choose which postsecondary preparatory instruction courses to offer from the following approved courses: ◦ Math for College Success (1200410) - 0.5 credit ◦ Reading for College Success (1008350) – 0.5 credit ◦ Writing for College Success (1009370) – 0.5 credit ◦ English 4: College Prep (1001405) – 1.0 credit ◦ Math for College Readiness (1200700) – 1.0 credit Refer to the Comprehensive Course Table px 24 10/23/2011

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26  PERT Websites: esting.asp  Available on websites: ◦ Florida Statutes ◦ State Board Rules ◦ PERT Frequently Asked Questions ◦ PERT Study Guide 26

27 Student Assessment & Research 754-321-4250 Adrienne C. Reynolds A J Valentino Karl Yeats College Success/McCann Help Desk 1-877-614-6105  27

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