How do I study for the PERT Math Test?
We’ve designed our PERT math study guide to be the only resource you’ll need to prepare for your test. Each section begins with a pre-test to gauge how comfortable you are with the concept covered. If you do well, you can skip that section. This way you’ll spend your time only on the material that’s relevant to you. Once you know where to focus your energies, you can use our engaging video tutorials, practice sessions with complete audio explanations, and interactive self-tests to shore up your areas of weakness.
I am a 50+ who decided to go back to school late in life. I need to take College Algebra to obtain my degree. To avoid prerequisite math classes, I needed to pass their placement test.It has been a “a few years” since I took a math class. I needed to study and searched for online courses. I came across many sites, but Mathhelp.com had the best setup, so I signed up. The course covers everything you will need to know. I went through the entire course and took the final exam a few times as reinforcement.The courses are put together in an easy-to-follow manner and provide everything you will need to pass any math test. The layout was easy to follow. The video, followed by practice, followed by the questions were so easy to follow. It is all on one page. There is no navigating back and forth. If you get one wrong, you are given a step-by-step explanation on how to get the correct answer. The reinforcement of each concept is helpful. The videos really make it so easy to learn. The three instructors are great and teach each subject clearly and in a detailed manner.Whether your child is struggling in elementary school, or you are a college student who needs some extra help, Mathhelp.com is the solution to your needs.I aced my placement test. I now feel fully prepared for the College Algebra class I'm taking next semester. I highly recommend this course. I used the website to prepare myself for my math placement test to get to college and I got in!!
17:23 07 Apr 22
The lessons helped me tremendously on my math placement test. I’m attending the University of Alabama this fall. I finished my associates degree in 2016, so I haven’t taken math classes in a long time. After doing the lessons I placed out of the intermediate classes I didn’t want to take, and into calculus. Taking this course has saved me around $2,000 in classes, and my graduation date was moved up. I’d say it was a great investment!
19:25 21 Jul 21
Very smooth remedial lessons and it helped refresh my memory on things I had forgotten about. Overall it was very worth it and I'm ready to take my math placement test this coming month.
04:27 24 Jun 21
My daughter used Mathhelp.com to prepare for the Accuplacer math placement test at her university. The school required a score of 279 on the Quantitative Reasoning test to move on to the Accuplacer AAF. The first time, she took it cold and scored a 270, so she was not able to move on to the AAF test. Then she studied on your site and got a 299 on the QR and a 292 on the AAF test, so she is good to go!Your website is very well planned to maximize results while minimizing time investment. The method that worked best for my daughter was to take the practice quiz for each section and then read explanations or watch videos of the problems she missed. That way she wasn't spending time watching videos on topics she already knew/remembered well. I then had her take the full practice tests once she had gone through all of the videos she needed to. Sometimes she didn't even need to view the videos -- your explanations of answers were sufficient in most cases to tell her what she needed to know, but the videos were very helpful when she needed a bit more explanation/step-by-step instruction. Up until this year, she has always done well in math, but a crummy teacher combined with covid virtual school made this year a very tough year for her, and she has lost a lot of confidence as a result. I hope that seeing how well she can do with a bit of good teaching/support has shown her that she can be successful again in this college calculus course.Overall, I was very impressed with how well your website prepared her for the tests, as evidenced by her scores. I will also use your site as she prepares to take the PSAT next year.
15:56 24 May 21
I first want to thank you for the MathHelp lessons. They are well done, in a logical order, and I appreciate that they are short, explain the concept with an example (or more), and that there are practice problems in addition to quizzes and tests -- all with the work written out and explained so I could figure out where and why I went wrong in a problem -- and affirm what I did right. It was the best review of math concepts I found while looking for assistance to prep for the ALEKS math placement test at the local community college in which I enrolled. I am 25 years out of grad school (in a social science field), and as I am jumping back into school to pursue nursing -- a heavier math and science field -- I needed to review the concepts that I was able to test out of a few decades ago.I also liked that I could watch the video at double time speed if it was something I just wanted to quickly review :) The examples with word/story problems also helped immensely! I was faced with a couple of them when I took the ALEKS test, and since I had practiced them (their format), they came a lot easier to me. And finally, the fact that there are links to related topics within each lesson made a difference. I checked out a few of the links to related lessons along the way just to make sure I was understanding things as fully as I felt I was, and those lessons reinforced what I knew and gave me confidence to progress to the next section.As for ALEKS, I scored more than what I needed to place into the math class required to complete my prerequisite for the nursing program. I would highly recommend MathHelp!
14:49 19 May 21
The ALEKS lessons were indeed very helpful. Your explanations were clear and well laid-out. I’ve been away from math for nearly 30 years now, and I frankly struggled back then when I was learning. Today, I scored an 84 on my ALEKS placement test, which qualifies me for honors math placement within my school. I’d say you guys are doing something right!If I were highlighting a part that was particularly helpful, I’d pick the logarithms. That’s an area that always flummoxed me, but your explanation has turned that weakness into a strength. Simply brilliant.
16:28 09 Mar 21
My test went amazingly! I felt very prepared in taking the ALEKS placement test. I liked the practice problems and tests and I felt I had a good understanding of the concepts presented to me.
14:54 22 Feb 21
It helped me quite a bit as I got 91 score at UMass placement test which enabled me to enroll directly into Calculus.
13:08 20 Sep 20
I am not one to leave reviews ever. But I felt the need to leave a review for Mathhelp.com so other people can know how good this website is! I was skeptical at first having to pay for a PERT study course but I am so glad I did. I hadn't done any math since high school which was 7 years ago for me and I didn't remember anything at all. But I followed this course for 2 weeks and in that time I learned more than I had at years of school. I scored a perfect 150 on my PERT and because of it I got to take the Accuplacer and scored well on that too which placed me in Pre Calc and Trig! It saved me from taking over a year worth of lower level maths and thousands of dollars. For $50 it was definitely worth it and I would recommend it to anyone who needs to take any math placement test or just wants a refresher in math. I only wish all my math courses used mathhelp.com it is by far much superior to Pearsons mymathlab which pails in comparison. The structure of this course was by far the most efficient way I have ever been taught math. I just want to say thank you! I was able to score an 81 on my ALEKS test which was far more than satisfactory for the placement I needed. I really enjoyed the clear explanations in the videos! All of the presenters did such an amazing job of clearly explaining the material, and the fact that you could speed the videos up and still really understand what they were saying was a game changer. All in all I was very pleased with the quality of the site, it reminded me of the way my favorite math teacher in high school taught. Such an amazing resource!
14:12 19 Aug 20
Mathhelp.com was extremely helpful. I increased my math placement test score by 135 points by using the website. I am now ready to take college algebra. The teachings are a good pace and the most helpful thing are the links to previous lessons that remind you of building blocks you need for the current lesson. Also, the option to have the audio of a problem on the practice problems is extremely helpful. My daughter really liked using mathhelp.com! She needed it for some refresher learning in preparation for her Accuplacer college placement test. Imagine her surprise when she scored so much higher on her math than she thought she was going to! Thank you for your helpful product!
15:58 12 Jun 20
Wanted to say thanks so much for putting together the Mathhelp curriculum for people like me. Without all the content I would not have been successful on the TSI placement test. The most helpful was definitely the factoring, exponent rules and fractions involving radicals since you see a lot of that on the test. Overall it was very easy to learn and follow and built my confidence up and helped me be successful. I scored a 350 out of a possible 390 according to my advisor and now I’m in my second week of college algebra on a summer mini semester! Thanks to all of you and keep up the good work. I made a suggestion to my school that they should recommend your site to people like me as a prep for the placement test.
16:15 07 Jun 20
The placement test went well and I avoided all remedial math classes. The information was presented in an easy way to understand.
18:46 09 Apr 20
It was actually incredibly helpful and I ended up doing really well on my math placement test because of it! I think what helped me most were the videos and the careful explanations. Even if it was something I already knew it served as a helpful reminder. I’m very grateful!
13:51 11 Mar 20
I had a good score on my math placement test. It allowed me to skip the first course and I could have skipped the second if we did not have to forcefully take it. The part that served me the most was polynomial factorization. Besides, the teachers are super clear and the exercises very useful. 100% recommended.
Mariana G. Tinoco
01:08 22 Feb 20
I enjoyed the Accuplacer QAS class very much. All the teachers were really clear. I used a lot of equations and solving for x and multiplication and division of fractions. In general all the material was fine. And i did great on my placement test. Thank you very much.
16:02 06 Nov 19
The Accuplacer Elementary Algebra placement test went great! Keep up the good work and I will most definitely use Mathhelp services in the future and recommend them to others! The NCDAP went great! I graduated high school in 2007 and since then had taken no math courses. I was nervous about doing poorly on the placement test and having to pay additional money for remedial math courses. I tested some of the video tutorials and was really excited to see that they were painfully simple for people like me who are not good at math. I took the test and was pleased to see that all the topics from the test were covered by your website. I placed out of all developmental math, so I did not need to take any extra classes. I’ll be using your course again in the future when I plan to take the TEAS test.The most helpful elements were the simplicity and clarity of the explanations. In the past, I’ve had math teachers skip over some of the “simpler” steps in a problem which they considered more obvious. But your website made sure with each problem to explain all the steps thoroughly. I appreciated this aspect.Another part of your course I found helpful was that it focused on teaching one thing at a time. For my purposes, I can’t see how the course could be improved! It did exactly what I needed it to do.
19:48 05 Sep 19
I actually placed out of a couple math courses and saved myself 3 free credits! Honestly everything in your math placement test course was very helpful and there’s nothing in my opinion that needs improvement. Thanks.
14:51 23 Aug 19
The Course Prep was real fine and it helped me ace the placement test, I got a 35/36. If it wouldn't have been for the MathHelp's Prep Course I wouldn't have been able to review the concepts as efficiently and accurately. I, therefore, want to thank you!!
Manas Sunil Shringare
05:01 13 Jul 19
We found this site while my son was studying for a placement test. He missed placing into 6th grade pre-algebra by a few points and didn’t want that to happen again. So he used your site to study. It had everything we needed from the whole curriculum. It was very helpful.
12:50 03 Jun 19
What is the PERT test?
Institutions in the Florida College System use the PERT, or the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test, to gauge prospective students’ fluency with a range of math concepts in order to determine which math course to place them into at the school. It’s important to remember that students only get two chances with the PERT, so its imperative they do everything they can to prepare.
Is the PERT test multiple choice?
The PERT math placement test is composed of 25 multiple choice questions that are scored and 5 additional questions that are not included in the score. It uses a computer-adaptive scoring system that alters the difficulty of questions as students make their way through the exam. In other words, the questions get progressively harder if students answer them right, or progressively easier if they answer them wrong. Therefore, the higher the difficulty level climbs, the better your score will be in the end.
What should I study for the PERT math test?
The concepts covered on the PERT test are primarily skills from Algebra. However, in order to do well, it’s also important to remember concepts from Pre-Algebra and Geometry. Separated by category, these concepts include:
- Whole numbers, fractions, decimals, integers, and percent
- Factors, primes, and multiples
- Ratio and proportion
- Order of Operations
- Simplifying and evaluating algebraic expressions
- Solving equations, inequalities, literal equations, and word problems
- Graphing, linear equations in two variables, functions, and systems of equations
- Exponent properties, polynomials – adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing
- Factoring, quadratic equations and functions
- Rational expressions and equations, Radical expressions and equations
- Parallel and perpendicular
- Distance formula
- Coordinate geometry
What is a passing PERT math score?
If you score above 114, it’s considered a passing score. Scores between 114 and 122 allow you to enroll in Intermediate Algebra. If you manage a 123 or higher, you can get into College Algebra or potentially even more advanced courses. Scoring below a 114, on the other hand, means you’ll be placed into College Pre-Algebra or Elementary Algebra, which are remedial, non-credit math courses. Studies have shown that the number of students who don’t complete their college degrees is much higher among those requiring remedial courses when compared to those who placed out of them. And, let’s face it, over the course of their careers, income for those who haven’t earned a college degree is much lower, on average, than it is for those who have. So, you can see how important it is to do well on the PERT math.
How can I use my PERT study time most effectively?
By targeting only those areas where you need the most work, our PERT math study guide offers an extremely efficient way of preparing for the exam. Additionally, it constantly monitors your progress with a dynamic grade report, keeping you motivated and on task.
In order to get the most out of our program, make sure to use the tests at the end of each section! These build your confidence by providing proof that you know what you’re doing as you move through the course. There’s simply no reason to fear the PERT when you know that you’re fully prepared.
Good luck on your exam!