Florida Placement Test Retake Policy and Fees
Florida Placement Test Retake Policy
It is SCF policy that students can only take the Florida Placement Test one time per term. A term is defined as Fall, Spring, or Summer. The State Board of Education Rule 6A-10.0315 allows a maximum of two (2) attempts on the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT), Accuplacer, SAT-I or Enhanced ACT while enrolled as a degree-seeking student at a Florida College System institution. Students are determined to be degree seeking at SCF at the point they take their first placement test as a requirement for entrance into college coursework. Fees may apply for retakes of the placement test. All placement test scores remain valid for two (2) years. Students with expired placement test scores are eligible to retake the Florida Placement Test only if they never attempted a college preparatory course(s) or a college credit course(s) in the subject area for which they are requesting a retake.
Note: There is a retake fee of $10 per subsection for eligible testers.
I. Eligible for Placement Test Retake
Students are eligible to request a retake of the placement test under the following circumstances:
A. Never attempted a College Preparatory Course:
1. Have never attempted a college preparatory course in the subject area for which they are requesting a retake; and
2. For retakes of the reading, and/or writing subsections, students must complete and provide a hard copy of the required proof of remediation to the assessment/testing center prior to retesting. Students who are using the disability resource center for testing accommodations should submit the hard copy of their remediation directly to the disability resource center.
a. Reading subsection retest - students must complete and provide hard copy showing all work for the reading questions located on pages 11 - 16 of the PERT Study Guide found online at scf.edu/testing.
b. Writing subsection retest - students must complete and provide hard copy showing all work for the writing questions located on pages 17 - 20 of the PERT Study Guide found online at scf.edu/testing.
3. For retakes of the mathematics subsection, students must meet with the mathematics department chair to discuss individual assessment options.
B. Attempted a College Preparatory Course:
1. Students who have attempted a college preparatory course and did not successfully complete the course must receive written permission from the department chair of the subject area for which they are requesting a retake. The department chair will provide the assessment/testing center staff with a copy of this written permission.
II. Ineligible for Placement Test Retake
Students are ineligible to retake the placement test when their request is based, but not limited to, the following reasons:
A. Students cannot be currently enrolled in the college preparatory course for which they base their retest request.
B. Students who wish to circumvent remedial courses by retesting.
All students requesting to appeal this policy may submit their written appeal to the vice president of student affairs. The findings of the vice president of student affairs are final and will be mailed to the student requesting the appeal within ten (10) working days after receiving the request. A copy of the letter will be filed in the assessment/testing center.
Retake Testing Fees
SCF has implemented a placement assessment retest fee of $10 per subsection beginning July 1, 2010.