What is the TEAS test?
TEAS stands for the Test of Essential Academic Skills and it is developed and administrated by ATI (Assessment Technologies Institute) Nursing Education. ATI TEAS, also called the TEAS 6, is the latest version of TEAS test which was released in August 2016. It is a standardized entrance test for those who want to go to nursing schools. Four subject areas will be tested on the test: 1) Reading, which is worth 31% of the total score; 2) Math, which is worth 22% of the total score; 3) Science, which is worth 31% of the total score; and 4) English & Language Usage, which is worth 16% of the total score. You can see the detail of test content here.
What should I expect on the ATI TEAS?
You can choose whether to take the computer-based test or paper-based test. In the math section, you will be tested on your knowledge of Number & Algebra, and Measurement & Data. There are 36 multiple choice questions and you will be allowed 54 minutes to complete the section. There are four possible answers to choose from in each question.
Can I use calculator on the TEAS test?
No, you are not allowed to use your own calculators during the ati testing. However, an on-screen four function calculator will be provided for those who are taking the online version of the exam. A four-function calculator will also be provided to test takers who are taking the paper-pencil version by the testing center.
What is the passing score for ATI TEAS 6?
There is no passing score for the TEAS test. Depending on the institution you are applying for, the admission score will vary. Each section is given a composite score and sub-scores will also be given for specific content areas. Your TEAS test scores will be sent to the location or school where you take your test. If you want to send any schools your scores, official transcript is available here upon request at additional cost.
How do I register for ATI TEAS?
There are three ways of doing it: 1) register online on the ATI website (www.atitesting.com); 2) call ATI at (800) 667-7531 to register; and 3) register via the school you are applying for.
Is there anything I should pay attention to when I register for the TEAS test?
Make sure you choose your test date carefully! If you register online on the ATI website and are not able to take the test on the scheduled test date, you will need to re-register and pay for the test again. If you register for the test through the school, you will need to contact the school for the change of test date.