INTRODUCTION TO ATI TEAS TESTING
Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is an examination administered to health science applicants to assess fundamental knowledge that is considered essential for success in health science programs. The TEAS exam predicts the performance of candidates to aide educators gain knowledge of applicant strengths who are accepted into the health science programs. Here is an Introduction to ATI TEAS.
NOTE: The TEAS was updated in August 2016 to include relevant nursing program information up to 2016.
WHAT IS ON THE ATI TEAS TEST?
- The TEAS examination features 170 total test items (20 of which are not scored).
- Testing time is 209 minutes broken up over four subjects.
- Although, the TEAS test is divided into four categories, the test is scored as a single test with a composition score for each category. This means the applicant cannot retake any specific section in which he or she scored poorly on.
WHAT IS COVERED ON THE ATI TEAS TEST?
The ATI TEAS examination covers four main topics: reading, mathematics, science, and English/language. The 150 scored questions are broken up into the following categories and times.
|Reading||53||22 questions – key details and ideas
14 questions – structure and craft
11 questions – integration of ideas and knowledge
|Mathematics||36||23 questions – algebra and numbers
9 questions – data and measurements
|Science||53||32 questions – human anatomy and physiology
8 questions – physical and life sciences
7 questions – scientific reasoning
|English/Language Usage||28||9 questions – conventions of standard English
9 questions – language knowledge
6 questions – acquisition of vocabulary
The Reading portion of ATI TEAS covers (1) supporting information and main ideas, (2) organization of passage, and (3) synthesis of information. Each section requires the applicant to:
- Understand what the applicant read when reviewing different forms of written communication and sources from graphs
- Understand structure, meaning, and purpose of reading passages
- Understand ability to compare, contrast, and evaluate
The Mathematics portion of ATI TEAS covers (1) operations and numbers, (2) algebraic applications, (3) interpretation of data, and (4) mathematical measurements. Each section requires the applicant to:
- Ability to solve problems and basic math including fractions, proportions, fractions, and percentages
- Ability to solve problems of unknown quantity
- Answer questions based on information obtained from charts and graphs
- Measure different dimensions and convert those measurements from one form to another
The Science portion of ATI TEAS covers (1) human body science, (2) physical and life science, and (3) scientific analysis. Each section requires the applicant to:
- Understand anatomy and physiology of different body systems
- Understand chemistry and biology
- Understand scientific method and underlying scientific inquiry
The English and Language Usage portion of ATI TEAS covers (1) knowledge of spelling, punctuation, and capitalization, (2) understanding of grammar and the composition process, and (3) understand the meanings of words based on context and knowledge of prefixes, suffixes, and roots.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ATI TEAS
- How do I registered for the ATI TEAS test?
- Check the ATI website for online registration and testing locations.
- Call ATI at (800) 667-7531.
- Contact the school you are applying to for a list of available ATI TEAS testing centers.
- Visit https://www.atitesting.com/Home.aspx
- What’s new on the ATI TEAS test released on August 31, 2016?
- Content updates were made to align with the new and current education standards for entry level health science applicants.
- How is the test administered?
- ATI TEAS is administered in two forms: paper-and-pencil and computer formats.
- Is the ATI TEAS multiple choice?
- Yes, The ATI TEAS is four-option, multiple choice questions.
- How many questions are scored on the ATI TEAS test?
- The ATI TEAS test is a total of 170 testing items. 20 questions are not scored leaving a total of 150 scored testing items.
- What can I bring to the testing center?
- Bring a valid photo ID issued by the government (driver’s license, passport, or green card). Photo credit card and student ID will not be acceptable forms of identification.
- Bring number 2 pencil with erasers if the paper-and-pencil format is administered.
- A calculator application has been embedded into the online version of the exam. A four-function calculator will be provided for paper-and-pencil formats. No other calculators can be used. Please do not bring your own.
- Bring information provided by ATI such as log in information for the online format.
- What can I NOT bring to the testing center?
- Excessive clothing, including coats, jackets, and hats. Clothing will be subject to inspection by the testing proctor. Allowances are given for religious apparel.
- Personal items, including backpacks, computer cases, duffel bags, and purses.
- Electronic devices of any kind are not permitted. Including cell phones, smart phones, and digital watches. If it’s electronic, don’t bring it.
- Food and drink, exceptions are made for medical necessity. Proper documentation must be provided.