This letter serves as notification that your student will be taking the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (P.E.R.T.) during the week of March 4, 2013. This untimed computer-adaptive test, specifically developed for Florida, is based on the Postsecondary Readiness Competencies. Its purpose is to measure your child’s college and career readiness in reading, writing and mathematics. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that 90 percent of 21st-century skilled workforce jobs will require some form of postsecondary education. If America is to remain competitive in tomorrow's global workforce, our students must first be able to successfully complete the first year of college without the need for remedial or developmental education. That is why it is up to us as concerned educators, parents and citizens to ensure every child within our state graduates from high school career- and college-ready with high-level skills, equally prepared to meet the challenges of a college curriculum and the demands of an increasingly knowledge-based workforce.
Please stress to your child how important it is to take these tests seriously and to do their very best. The test results will guide directly which math and language arts courses a student will be placed in during the senior year. If State Board cut scores are not met, students must be enrolled in readiness or success courses, with no exemptions allowed, including students who plan to enter the military or a job after graduation.
Your student has unlimited opportunities to take free practice tests for math, reading and writing at any time online at https://college.measuredsuccess.com in order to become familiar with the testing software, item types, and online tools such as the calculator that he/she will encounter and use during testing. There is a free PERT Study Guide available anytime at