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PERT Reading Practice Quiz 1
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Read the following passage and answer the question


Technology is rapidly expanding the scope of capabilities for both professional and personal use; such is the case with smart phones. Professionals now have devices available to them capable of digital media, internet access, phone communication, multi-person scheduling and office tools for documents and presentations. Businesspeople that are often mobile may maximize the use of these critical features on smart phones. Individuals who simply enjoy the luxury of multi-function devices often use these devices for frivolous pursuits such as downloading catchy ring tones, instant messaging about the latest gossip and looking up the world record for most cans crushed on one’s head during the Superbowl. This fusion of capabilities and increased availability of such devices could be a sign of a growing blend in society between work and personal life, or individuals could simply be taking a luxurious approach to their connectivity in personal lives.

The term “frivolous” implies that the author







PERT Information

The Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) is a college placement exam administered by Florida's Department of Education.  The PERT is intended to assess a student's academic skills and abilities in order to place them in the appropriate college level courses.

The PERT exam measures a student's readiness in mathematics, reading, and writing. The test includes both placement and diagnostic information.  The PERT is a computer adaptive test (CAT) that includes 25 multiple choice questions plus an additional 5 "field test" questions.

Scores on the PERT test range from 50 to 150. On the math exam, if you score between 50-95 you will be placed in lower level developmental education.  If you score between 96 and 113, you will be placed in higher level developmental education.  A score of 114 to 122 will enable you to be place in Intermediate Algebra (MAT 1033).  Score of 123 or higher will allow you to take College Algebra or higher (MAC 1105).

If you score higher than 106 in the PERT reading test you will be place in Freshman Composition Skills I (ENC 1101).  Reading scores between 84 and 105 will place you in Higher Level Developmental Education.  A score lower than 84 will place you in Lower Level Developmental Education.

PERT Writing scores higher than 103 will place you in Freshman Composition Skills I (ENC 1101).  PERT Writing scores between 90 and 102 will place you in Higher Level Developmental Education. A PERT writing score between 50 and 89 will place you in Lower Level Developmental Education.

Sources:

Some questions are from the following sources:
Erik Jacobsen at www.erikthered.com/tutor
From the New York State Education Department. "High School Regents Examinations".  Internet. Available from www.nysedregents.org; accessed 8/29/2011.
CK-12 Foundation - www.ck12.org
BEHS Sat Prep - https://behssatprep.wikispaces.com/
PWN the SAT - http://blog.pwnthesat.com/

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