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 started using MathHelp because I was going to take a placement test to go back to College. The test went really well. My score on Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics was 274 which is very good for the Next-Gen Accuplacer test. The lady at the College said it was the best score she had seen in a while. I have nothing but to thank MathHelp for the review and the very well structured and easy to follow classes, it really helped me. I'm starting College Algebra this upcoming Spring Semester and will definitely come back to MathHelp in case I need some outside help.
20:47 08 Dec 23
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15:42 13 Apr 23
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18:57 20 Jan 23
It was beneficial! Not only does this prepare you for the placement test, but it prepares you for mathematics as a subject in general. This is the best maths course money can buy. I was initially skeptical, but I am glad I tried it. I got 68/75 for my maths placement score.
01:52 30 Sep 22
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13:31 08 Aug 22
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! 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
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!