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The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is an admission requirement exam conducted by ATI and used by nursing schools to assess a nursing student’s ability to cope with nursing programs. The TEAS exam is a test made by ATI that is taken by nursing students as a pre-admission exam. TEAS, which is short for Test of Essential Academic Skills, is used by nursing schools to help assess nursing students’ knowledge in math, science, English and reading. More information on the TEAS contents here
The TEAS test is available as a computer based test and a paper/pencil test. Candidates can pick their preferred test format. Tips for Computer Based Tests
Yes, but candidates may not bring their own calculators as a calculator is provided for both the computer based and pencil/paper test formats.
The ATI TEAS test contains 170 questions (20 non-scored pretest questions) and you would have 209 minutes to complete the test. The test is made up of Reading section (53 questions for 64 minutes), Science section (53 questions for 63 minutes), English Language Usage section (28 questions for 28 minutes) and the Mathematics section (36 questions for 54 minutes).
A good TEAS test score varies from school to school. Each school determines their passing requirement. It is important that students try to score as high as possible.
Detailed TEAS results are made available online about 48 hours after taking the exam.
Each school determines how many times a candidate can retake the TEAS test and the waiting period between each test.
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Date Published: Wednesday, May 31st, 2017
Date Modified: Friday, September 13th, 2019