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PERT (Postsecondary Education Readiness Test)

Information about the PERT placement exam

Welcome to the PERT InfoGuide

Welcome to the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) InfoGuide. Here you will find information and resources that will help you with the PERT. 


The purpose of Florida’s Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) is to adequately assess your academic skills in mathematics, reading and writing through the delivery of three assessments, one for each of these areas. The results of these assessments are used to determine your placement into appropriate courses at your college. You cannot pass or fail the PERT. – it is only used to determine which courses are best for you. While it doesn’t impact your grades, we encourage you to take the PERT seriously so that your course placement is accurate. (From Florida Department of Education)

This test is composed of these subtests:

  • Reading 
  • Writing
  • Mathematics

Getting Started

First, please review the following study guide linked from the Florida Department of Education website. When you are finished, feel free to to look at other study aids on the Practice Tests and Resources tab.

FDOE PERT information