Common Placement Testing and Instruction  



    State Board of Education


    6A-10.0315: Common Placement Testing and Instruction


    Notice is hereby given that the following changes have been made to the proposed rule in accordance with subparagraph 120.54(3)(d)1., F.S., published in Vol. 42 No. 63, March 31, 2016 issue of the Florida Administrative Register.

    6A-10.0315 Common Placement Testing and Instruction.

    (1) through (a) No change.

    (b) With the exception of students who meet the criteria for an exemption from common placement testing and developmental education instruction identified in subsection (1) of this rule, first-time-in-college degree seeking students and students who have not met college level competency either through the completion of developmental education requirements in the Florida College System or have not been awarded credit for college level coursework in the area of deficiency shall be tested for reading, writing, and mathematics proficiency prior to the completion of initial registration, using a the common placement test or other test. “Developmental education requirements” are the courses required when a non-exempt student does not meet the college ready standard cut score. It is also referred to as remediation or preparatory instruction. Non-exempt students earning scores less than those listed below shall be allowed to enroll in the developmental education               option of his or her choice communication and computation instruction in the area of the deficiency:

    Florida Postsecondary Readiness Test (P.E.R.T.)

                  Standard Score

    Reading              106

    Writing              103

    Mathematics              114

    (c) Students who meet or exceed the scores shown below, and enroll in a Florida College System institution within 2 years of achieving such a score are exempted from taking the Florida Postsecondary Education Readiness Test:

                                Standard Score

    ACCUPLACER Accuplacer, The College Board

    Reading Comprehension                                          83

    Sentence Writing Skills                                          83

    Elementary Algebra                                           72

    SAT, The College Board (or corresponding score on the redesigned SAT, based on official concordance tables which will be available from the College Board after the administration of the first redesigned SAT.)

    Prior to March, 2016

    Critical Reading                                          440

    Mathematics                                          440


    Since March, 2016

    Critical Reading                                          24

    Writing and Language                                           25

    Mathematics                                          24


    ACT with writing, ACT, Inc.

    Reading                                          19

    English                                          17

    Mathematics                                          19

    (c) Through March, 2017, a score of 262 on Grade 10 Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test 2.0 (FCAT 2.0) Reading demonstrates readiness for college-level coursework in reading and writing. Students who achieve such a score and enroll in a Florida College System institution within two (2) years of achieving such a score are exempted from taking the reading and writing subtests of a common placement test pursuant to subsection (1) above.

    (2) No change.

    (3) Students whose first language is not English may be placed in developmental education college preparatory instruction prior to taking an English proficiency test, if such instruction is otherwise demonstrated as being necessary. Such students shall not be exempted from the testing required herein.

    (4) through (6) No change.