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Assessment and Testing Center

Welcome to the Assessment and Testing Center at State College of Florida, Manatee – Sarasota, your partner in achieving academic success. We’re here to support your educational journey through a range of services. Whether you’re preparing for placement tests, fulfilling civic literacy requirements, or need assistance with proctored exams and assessment testing, we’ve got you covered.

Our center provides valuable resources for placement test preparation and comprehensive information about academic affairs testing policies. Assessment Centers adhere to the Professional Standards and Guidelines set forth by the National College Testing Association (NCTA) and maintain active involvement in the Florida Association of College Test Administrators (FACTA).

Wondering if you need to take a placement test or seeking details about dual enrollment testing?

We have answers.

Need to reschedule an exam or require testing accommodations?

We’re here to help.

At SCF, we understand that assessment is a crucial step in your academic path, and our Assessment and Testing Center is committed to providing the guidance and resources you need for a successful educational experience. The Assessment & Testing Centers are distraction-reduced facilities.

Bradenton Testing Center

Testing Hours By Appointment. 
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Address: 5840 26th St. West Building 1, Room 201 Bradenton, FL 34207

Phone: 941-752-5238


Schedule an Appointment
SCF Venice Campus

Venice Campus

Testing Hours By Appointment.
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

8000 S. Tamiami Trail Building 100, Rm 154 Venice, FL 34293

Phone: 941-408-1540


Schedule an Appointment

College Placement Test Levels

Are You Ready For College-Level Courses?

How do you know if you’re at the college level in reading, English, and math? By looking at:

  • Scores on your ACT or SAT
  • Scores on your College Placement Test
  • Transcripts with college-level classes from another institution
Exam TypePERTACTDigital SATSATAccuplacerCLT
Reading  106  19  490-800  24  256-300  38-80
Writing  103  17  490-800  25  253-300  38-80
Math  114  19  480-529  24  261  10-15

Placement Test Results Charts

SCF Testing Chart

CLT and Digital SAT Chart

Do I need to take the placement test?

What does exempt or nonexempt mean to me?

SCF wants all students to be successful and encourages all incoming students to take a placement test. 

The placement test is required for new students who:

  • Earned a GED or high school equivalency diploma
  • Graduated from a private high school
  • Graduated with a high school diploma as a home-schooled student
  • Graduated from a Florida public high school without earning a standard high school diploma
  • Graduated from an out-of-state high school
  • Entered the 9th grade in a Florida public high school prior to the 2003-2004 academic year
  • Are U.S. military reservist service members or veterans 

The placement test is optional for those students who:

  • Entered the 9th grade at a Florida public high school during the 2003-2004 school year or any year afterward AND graduated with a Florida standard high school diploma
  • Are currently a U.S. military active duty service member at the point of application.  U.S. military reservists are not classified as U.S military active duty service members.
  • Have taken and submitted SAT, ACT or P.E.R.T. test scores within the last two years.

*For more information about developmental education and placement testing please refer to SR 6A-10.0315 

DANTES (Defense Activity for Non Traditional Education Support)

SCF is  a Defense Activity for Non Traditional Education Support (DANTES) testing center.  DANTES helps Service members and Veterans during and after service to pursue educational goals to earn degrees or certifications.

If eligible, students may save hundreds or even thousands of dollars while pursuing a degree, because the exams are funded by the United States government.

General Testing Information


All testers are required to present a government issued, non-expired photo ID (Driver License, passport) or SCF Student ID before testing.

Test Setting & Security

  • The Assessment/Testing Centers (ATC) provides a quiet area for students to take supervised tests.
  • Cell phones, beepers, pagers, calculators, dictionaries or notes are not allowed to be used during placement testing.
  • The ATC will keep all tests in a secure area prior to testing.  

Test Procedure

  • The ATC ensures that all test instructions and requirements provided with the test are followed.
  • Staff monitors testers during exams.
  • The ATC staff promptly returns all completed tests to the instructor or institution.

Test Assistance

  • The ATC staff is unable to make corrections or answer questions regarding any tests.
  • Students are referred to the instructor or test service provider for assistance.

Test Irregularity & Cheating Policy

  • Cheating is any unauthorized activity that impairs or alters the circumstances of the examination as a measure of the knowledge or skills it was designed to access.
  • The ATC staff will complete a testing irregularity form and submit the information to the ATC supervisor, instructor and test service provider for handling of the incident.    
  • Cell phone usage, beepers, talking and misconduct are not allowed and will be reported.

Lost or Stolen Items

  • The ATC is not responsible for lost or stolen articles left in lockers or in the reception area.
  • Personal items (i.e., backpacks, books, cell phones, jackets) should be stored in lockers or cars.
  • The ATC staff will not be responsible for personal items. 

Campus Safety and Security

  • SCF maintains security services 24 hours per day, 365 days a year.
  • First Aid is available at the Public Safety Office
  • Bradenton security is located in the Student Union, Room 120. Call 941-752-5550 for assistance
  • Venice security is located in the Student Union, Room 501. Call 941-408-1550 for assistance
  • Dial 7-911 for all EMERGENCIES, then call SCF security.

Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, reasonable accommodations are provided to individuals with a documented disability. You must be registered with the SCF Disability Resource Center (DRC) and bring a copy of your Eligibility Letter to your testing appointment. DRC application and documentation may take up to two weeks to process.