Assessment, Evaluation, and Testing

Alternative Placement Criteria for Career Technical Education

Miami Dade College offers alternative measures for demonstrating readiness in Reading, Language Arts, and Mathematics.  Effective with the Fall 2022 registration period, the alternative placement criteria below is used for demonstrating college readiness.

  1. Scores are valid for a maximum of two years.
  2. Scores may be on the Florida public high school transcript or on an official score report from the issuing entity.
  3. Use of course grades are limited to currently enrolled secondary school students and students who graduated from a high school within a two (2) year period.
  4. English and Math courses grades must be on the Florida public high school transcript to demonstrate college readiness. Exception note: Grades for AP, IB, and AICE may be from any high school transcript.
  5. Performance in high school coursework requires a student to have an unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 and a grade of “B” or better in approved high school courses taught at a Florida Public High School or through AP, IB, Cambridge/AICE.
  6. MDC will only accept earned credit for course grades with an attribute of 1.0 units (courses attributed to 0.5 units do not meet the demonstration of college readiness).
  7. Non-exempt students whose assessment results indicate a need for developmental education shall enroll in developmental education in the deficiency.
    • Reading ≥ 24
    • Writing and Language ≥ 25
  • PreACT
    • Reading ≥ 22
    • English ≥ 18
  • Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC)
    • Language Arts Reading ≥ 580
    • Language Arts Writing ≥ 560
    • Essay ≥ 6
  • High School Equivalency Test (HiSET)
    • Language Arts Reading ≥ 15
    • Language Arts Writing ≥ 15
  • Unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 AND 'B' or better grade in the following High School courses taught at a Florida public high school:
    • English 4*
    • English 4 Honors*
    • Any English course offered through the AP, IB, or Cambridge/AICE programs. 

Note: Students who successfully complete EAP Level 6 reading and writing courses may matriculate directly to ENC 1101 and other college-credit courses that require readiness in English and Reading skills. (EAP 1620 or EAP 1686) or (EAP1683 and EAP1689) AND (EAP1640 and EAP1660) or EAP1685 or (EAP1683 and EAP1689)

    • Math ≥ 24
  • Digital PSAT/NMSQT or Digital PSAT 10
    • Math ≥ 480
  • PreACT
    • Math ≥ 22
  • Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC)
    • Math ≥ 560
  • High School Equivalency Test (HiSET)
    • Math ≥ 15
  • FSA (End of Course)
    • Algebra 1 (ALG1) or Geometry (GEOM) ≥ Level 4
    • Math ≥ 30
  • Unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 AND 'B' or better grade in the following High School course taught at a Florida public high school:
    • Algebra 1 or Algebra 1 Honors
    • Algebra 2 or Algebra 2 Honors
    • Pre-Calculus Honors
    • Calculus Honors
    • Geometry or Geometry Honors
    • Probability and Statistics with Applications Honors
    • Math for College Algebra
    • Math for College Statistics  
    • Math for College Liberal Arts
    • Any math course offered through AP, IB, Cambridge/AICE