What is the TEAS?
The Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) oversees the Test of Essential Academic Skills, known as the TEAS. This exam is designed to determine the skill level of students entering a nursing or allied health school. You will be tested on your reading, mathematics, science, and English/language usage skills.
How is the TEAS Scored?
The TEAS does not have a minimum passing score requirement and will vary by educational institution. You should contact your school of interest to obtain information on the score requirements.
If you take the TEAS online, your score will be available as soon as you complete the exam. In contrast, if you take a paper version, your test will be sent to ATI for review and scoring. Your score report will contain scores for the four main content areas and sub-content areas, which will be displayed as a percent. Your report will also include an overall score that reflects all of the test questions. These scores will be adjusted based on the differences in question difficulty.
Reading Section Structure
The reading section of the TEAS test has fifty-three multiple choice-questions. ATI allots sixty-four minutes for the section. The reading portion tests areas like your integration of knowledge and ideas, as well as craft and structure.
Online TEAS Test Prep
Online test prep materials can provide you with flexibility and the opportunity to study at your own pace.
ATI Test Preparation
ATI provides test preparation resources for the TEAS. There are four options for you to choose from:
- TEAS Study Manual: This manual covers all four topics on the exam. It consists of practice questions on two sample tests. The manual also provides an overview of the test objectives, as well as practice questions with detailed explanations.
- TEAS Online Practice Test: ATI has two practice tests to choose from. Each one contains 150 questions and allows you to re-take the practice test.
- TEAS Basic Study Package: With this option, you will receive both the study manual and the online practice tests.
- TEAS SmartPrep Package: This package offers an inclusive studying option. You will start off with a sample test to identify areas you need to improve on. The SmartPrep Tutorial then designs a study plan around those areas. This package also includes the study manual and the online practice tests.
Study.com offers comprehensive TEAS test prep options, including a study guide and flashcards for the reading portion. The benefits of these study tools include mobile accessibility, knowledgeable teachers, and the ability to complete them in your own time.
Classroom TEAS Test Prep
Colleges in your area may offer TEAS test prep classes. Many colleges offer courses for each section of the TEAS. Such courses can include an overview of the test structure, practice tests, and strategies to effectively answer questions. Other colleges may offer section-specific TEAS classes. You can check to see if your local community offers college offers any prep classes.