6A-10.0315. Common Placement Testing and Instruction  

Effective on Tuesday, September 24, 2019
  • 1(1) The purpose of this rule is to establish the test scores a student must achieve to demonstrate readiness to perform college-level work pursuant to section 271008.30, F.S. 29A student who demonstrates readiness by achieving or exceeding standard test scores established herein and enrolls in a Florida College System institution within two (2) years after achieving such scores shall not be required to retest or complete developmental education at a Florida College System institution. 75“Developmental education” prepares students for college level reading, writing and mathematics courses. 87A student admitted to a Florida College System institution whose score on a common placement test indicates a need for developmental education must be advised of all the developmental education options offered at the institution and, after advisement, shall be allowed to enroll in the developmental education option of his or her choice. Colleges must allow students to enroll in developmental education courses.

    150(a) Further in accordance with section 1561008.30, F.S., 158a student who entered 9th grade in a Florida public school in the 2003-2004 school year, or any year thereafter, and earned a Florida standard high school diploma or a student who is serving as an active duty member of any branch of the United States Armed Services shall not be required to take a common placement test and shall be considered exempt. Exempt students shall not be required to enroll in developmental education instruction in a Florida College System institution. However, an exempt student may opt to be assessed and to enroll in developmental education, and the college shall provide such assessment and courses upon the student’s request.

    267(b) Non-exempt students who have not earned credit for college level coursework 279for reading, writing, and mathematics 284shall be tested for proficiency prior to the completion of initial registration. 296Non-exempt 297students earning scores less than those listed below shall enroll in developmental education in the area of the deficiency.

    316(2) Exempt and non-exempt students meeting or exceeding standard scores on any of the following tests, using the highest score in the case of multiple scores, may be enrolled in college level courses. Institutions shall accept scores on the public high school transcript as an official record of scores.

    365Florida Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT)371Standard Score




    379ACCUPLACER, 380The College Board

    383Through January 2020

    386Reading Comprehension38883

    389Sentence Skills39183

    392Elementary Algebra39472

    395Next-Generation ACCUPLACER, The College Board

    400Since September 2019

    403Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics (QAS)409242



    414SAT, The College Board

    418Since March 1, 2016

    422Reading Test42424

    425Writing and Language Test 42925

    430Math Test43224

    433ACT with Writing or ACT, Inc.




    445(3) Students whose first language is not English may be placed in 457developmental education 459prior to the 462required common placement 465testing, if such instruction is otherwise demonstrated as being necessary. Such students shall 478require common placement testing482.

    483(4) Student records and test scores are confidential education records under section 4951002.221, F.S. 497Institutions are required to comply with section 5041002.221, F.S., 506in maintaining confidentiality of these records.

    512(5) The Commissioner shall report to the State Board of Education each year the results of common placement testing.

    531Rulemaking Authority 5331001.02(6), 5341008.30(3), 535(4) FS. Law Implemented 5391001.02, 5401008.30 FS. 542History–New 7-15-84, Amended 6-6-85, Formerly 6A-10.315, Amended 5-17-88, 7-25-91, 10-18-94, 8-28-95, 6-25-96, 3-28-00, 2-12-12, 8-21-12, 6-27-13, 10-22-13, 11-29-16, 9-24-19.


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