College Readiness Benchmark Scores - A benchmark score is the minimum score needed on an ACT subject-area test to indicate a 50% chance of obtaining a B or higher or about a 75% chance of obtaining a C or higher in the corresponding credit-bearing college courses, which include English Composition, Algebra, Social Science and Biology. These scores were empirically derived based on the actual performance of students in college. The College Readiness Benchmark Scores are:
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P.E.R.T. - The purpose of Florida’s Post-secondary Education Readiness Test (P.E.R.T.) is to adequately assess students' 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 students' placement into appropriate courses at their college. The PERT is used to determine eligibility for Dual Enrollment Courses.
Note: Students can only take the PERT TWICE at Daytona State College. Please see your school counselor to discuss your options.