2+2 American Bachelor’s Degree Program

PERT Test (Post-Secondary Education Readiness Test)

The PERT is an internet based test. There is no time limit. After you arrive at the center, you will be signed into the computer and you can do the test, taking your time over each question. Once you complete a question, and move to the next question, you will not be able to go back to the previous question. 

You will not be allowed to use a calculator so please do not bring one with you. The software will have an online calculator that you can use for calculations. We will provide you with paper and pencils for working. 

Please follow these online links for practice tests, and for more information on the PERT. 

https://college.measuredsuccess.com/mscollege/practiceTest2/index.html

http://www.fldoe.org/fcs/pert.asp

http://www.fldoe.org/schools/pdf/PERT-studentstudyguide.pdf

This link gives a free PERT test:  http://www.perttest.com/ 

Broward College Free MOOCs for studying for the PERT
http://www.broward.edu/admissions/testing/Pages/default.aspx

http://www.broward.edu/academics/online/Pages/Free-College-Readiness-MOOC.aspx

https://www.canvas.net/courses/college-foundations-fa2014-reading-writing-and-math

http://libguides.broward.edu/cpt


P.E.R.T. Subject Area Tests

There are three P.E.R.T. tests, each with 30 questions. The content that is covered is listed below by subject:

Mathematics:

  • Equations–solving linear equations, linear inequalities, quadratic equations and literal equations
  • Evaluating algebraic expressions
  • Polynomials–factoring, simplifying, adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing
  • Dividing by monomials and binomials
  • Applying standard algorithms or concepts
  • Coordinate planes–translate between lines and inspect equations
  • Focusing on pairs of simultaneous linear equations in two variables

Reading:

  • Discerning and summarizing the most important ideas, events, or information
  • Supporting or challenging assertions about the text
  • Determining the meaning of words and phrases in context
  • Analyzing the meaning, word choices, tone, and organizational structure of the text
  • Determining the author’s purpose, and the relation of events in the text to one another
  • Recognizing relationships within and between sentences
  • Analyzing the traits, motivations, and thoughts of individuals in fiction and nonfiction
  • Analyzing how two or more texts with different styles, points of view, or arguments address similar topics or themes
  • Distinguishing between facts and opinions
  • Evaluating reasoning and rhetoric of an argument or explanation

Writing:

  • Sustaining focus on a specific topic or argument
  • Establishing a topic or thesis
  • Demonstrating use of the conventions of standard written English, including grammar, usage, and mechanics
  • Supporting and illustrating arguments and explanations
  • Developing and maintaining a style and tone
  • Synthesizing information from multiple relevant sources
  • Conveying complex information clearly and coherently
  • Representing and accurately citing data, conclusions, and opinions of others
  • Establishing a substantive claim and acknowledging competing arguments or information
  • Conceptual and Organizational Skills - recognizing effective transitional devices within the context of a passage
  • Word Choice Skills - recognizing commonly confused or misused words and phrases
  • Sentence Structure Skills - using modifiers correctly, using coordination and subordination effectively, recognizing parallel structure
  • Grammar, Spelling, Capitalization, Punctuation Skills - avoiding inappropriate shifts in verb tense and pronouns; maintaining agreement  between pronoun and antecedent; and using proper case forms, adjectives, and adverbs