## Is the PERT test difficult?

# Is the PERT test difficult?

## Is the PERT test difficult?

How hard is the PERT test? The PERT test can be hard, so it’s important to prepare. Although it’s not a pass/fail test, students who do well can skip remedial courses and save money and time, so the stakes are high. Scores range from 50 to 150, and math is generally considered to be the hardest section of the test.

## How do I prepare for the PERT test?

The best preparation for the PERT includes taking practice tests and working on areas of weakness. Be sure to use practice materials that have a variety of question types and that cover all kinds of questions you might find on the actual PERT.

**What is the passing score for the PERT test?**

Currently, a score of at least 114 is required on the Math section in order to skip basic and remedial classes, while a student will need to achieve a 103 on the Writing section as well as a 106 in Reading in order to qualify for regular freshman level English classes.

**What should I study for the PERT math test?**

The topics on the math test include:

- linear equations, linear inequalities, literal equations, and quadratic formulas.
- simultaneous linear equations with two variables.
- evaluating algebraic expressions.
- translating between lines and inspecting equations on coordinate planes.
- dividing by binomials and monomials.

### What happens if I fail the PERT test?

Yes. If you fail the exam, you will be able to retake it. However, retake policies may be different in each school district. You should wait at least 45 days before retaking the exam to study.

### What level of math is on the PERT?

The mathematical part of the PERT test consists of three parts: pre-algebra, algebra, and geometry. It is not allowed to use the calculator in the test, but it will be provided to test-takers as a pop-up in questions that require the calculator.

**How do I take the PERT test online?**

You must have an IRSC Student ID number to take the P.E.R.T. at home. If you do not have an IRSC Student ID number, you must complete an IRSC application online at www.irsc.edu/admissions. An IRSC Student ID number will be generated for you within 24 hours after you complete your application.

**How many times can you take the PERT test?**

Every student can take the PERT test as many times as they want to. The first attempt is free of charge and every subsequent retest will cost $4 per attempt. If a student wants to retake the PERT they must wait 14 days before being allowed another attempt.

## Can you use a calculator on the PERT test?

Students are not allowed to use personal or school-provided calculators while taking P.E.R.T. An on-screen calculator will appear within the testing window of the mathematics subtest for specific questions. It is appropriate to allow students to use this pop-up calculator that has been built in to the P.E.R.T.

## Is the PERT test all multiple-choice?

Take all the time you need to complete the test as thoroughly and accurately as you can. The test will be presented entirely in multiple choice format, and is administered digitally. As stated above, the PERT exam splits off into three core subjects.

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