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TRiO is hosting a SAT/ACT workshops on March 7th. These are free to any Volusia County student, grades 6-12! There will be 2 workshops on March 7th, one on the Deltona DSC Campus (9am -11am) and another on the Daytona Campus (12pm-2pm). See flyer for more information. Students can register at


College Readiness Benchmark Scores - A benchmark score is the minimum score needed on an ACT subject-area test to indicate a 50% chance of obtaining a B or higher or about a 75% chance of obtaining a C or higher in the  corresponding credit-bearing college courses, which include English Composition, Algebra, Social Science and Biology. These scores were empirically derived based on the actual performance of students  in college. The College Readiness Benchmark Scores are:

College Course/Content Area ACT Test Benchmark Score
English Composition English 18
Algebra Mathematics 22
Social Sciences Reading 22
Biology Science 23
College Readiness Benchmark Scores - The SAT Benchmark score of 1550 (critical reading, mathematics and writing sections combined) indicates a 65 percent likelihood of achieving a B- average or higher during the first year of college.


P.E.R.T. - The purpose of Florida’s Post-secondary Education Readiness Test (P.E.R.T.) is to adequately assess students' academic skills in mathematics, reading and writing through the delivery of three assessments, one for each of these areas. The results of these assessments are used to determine students' placement into appropriate courses at their college. The PERT is used to determine eligibility for Dual Enrollment Courses.

Note: Students can only take the PERT TWICE at Daytona State College.  Please see your school counselor to discuss your options.