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Florida Department of Education

Education Information



Performance on Common Placement Tests

Florida's Public High School Graduates

The purpose of this website is to provide districts and schools with information about their graduates' performance on entry-level placement assessments at Florida's colleges and state universities. Performance on these assessments is one of many indicators of a student's preparedness for college-level coursework. The PERT, SAT, ACCUPLACER and ACT are the assessments used to place students in English and Math courses at colleges and universities in Florida.

These reports include performance information for students who graduated from a public high school in Florida and attended a public college or university in Florida during the academic year immediately following high school graduation. Students who did not go to college or who attended private or out-of-state colleges are not included in these reports.

Beginning with the Performance on Common Placement Tests 2004 graduate cohort, data quality improvements now reflect studentsí best test scores instead of first test scores and first date of postsecondary admission. These revisions provide a more accurate representation of college readiness.

Beginning with the fall semester 2014, students who entered 9th grade in a Florida public school in 2003-04 and thereafter and then graduated with a Florida standard high school diploma are exempted from mandatory common placement testing and developmental education at a Florida College System institution. These students may complete a common placement test and enroll in developmental educational courses, but are not required to do so. Consequently, the number of public high school graduates who took a common placement test has decreased.

Changes for 2018 Graduates:

Due to changes in required reporting, State University System Information is no longer available.

Demographic identifiers are no longer available. Total student counts may be viewed by selecting "Unknown" for Ethnic Group.

Standard Scores
Florida Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (P.E.R.T) 
Writing 103
Reading Comprehension83
Sentence Skills83
Elementary Algebra72
SAT prior to March 1, 2016 
Critical Reading440
SAT since March 1, 2016 
Reading Test24
Writing and Language Test25
ACT with Writing or ACT, Inc. 
English 17
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