Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)

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All individuals preparing to take the ATI TEAS test must first create an ATI account.  To do so, visit www.atitesting.com and click "Create an Account".  You only need to register once and you will use the same account throughout your health science program.  You'll need your ATI username and password to take an online test. Step by Step Instructions on How To Register for a TEAS Test.

The ATI TEAS is a 170-item, four-option, multiple-choice assessment. To prepare in an organized and efficient manner, you should know what to expect from the real assessment.  The ATI TEAS was developed to measure basic essential skills in the academic content areas of reading, mathematics, science, English and language usage.

Content and Subcontent Areas Number of
Test Items
Amount of
Time Allotted

Reading (31%)

Key Ideas and Details (15%)

Craft & Structure (9%)

Integration of Knowledge & Ideas (7%)

 53

 64 minutes

Mathematics (22%)

Numbers & Algebra (16%)

Measurement & Data (6%)

 

36

54 minutes

Science (31%)

Human Anatomy & Physiology (21%)

Life & Physical Sciences (5%)

Scientific Reasoning (5%)

 

53

63 minutes

English and Language Usage (16%)

Conventions of Standard English (6%)

Knowledge of Language (6%)

Vocabulary Acquisition (4%)


 

28

28 minutes

Total

170

209 minutes

 

Learn more...about the ATI TEAS test for Nursing students.

Frequently Asked Questions

What version of the test is acceptable?

ATI TEAS.  A four-function calculator is embedded within the exam. 

What is the passing score to be considered for admission?

For the Nursing Program, 53.3%.

For the Physical Therapy Assistant Program, 50.0%

What is the cost of the test?

The cost is $50 and is non-refundable.  Payments are made directly to ATI via their website: atitesting.com.  All students testing at Naugatuck Valley Community College will be charged a proctor fee of $15 for Connecticut Community College students and $35 for non-CCC students in addition to ATI's registration fee.  The proctor fee must be received by the Bursar's Office and receipt presented to the Testing Center staff upon entrance into the Testing Center.

Which Community Colleges in Connecticut offer the TEAS for the Nursing Program?

Capital, Gateway, Northwestern, Norwalk, Three Rivers and Naugatuck Valley.

Can I take the test at one of the other Community Colleges listed above?

Yes, for the Nursing Program only.

How many times can I take the TEAS test?

You can take the test as many times as you like. You must pay for each test.  Payments are non-refundable.

What can I bring on the day of the Test?

You must bring a photo ID or you will not be allowed to take the test. Pencils and scrap paper will be provided.  Calculators, food and drinks, pens and mechanical pencils are NOT PERMITTED.  Also bring your username and password that you created when you registered for the test.

 

IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER OR HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS,

CALL THE TESTING CENTER AT (203) 575-8215. 

AN ANNOUNCEMENT CAN BE HEARD ON OUR VOICE MESSAGE SHOULD TESTING BE CANCELLED OR POSTPONED.

 

 

 

 

Practice Tests

For a complete student preparation package, the TEAS Online Practice Assessment and the TEAS Study Manual may be purchased at www.atitesting.com/onlinestore

Take a Practice TEAS Test Here

Students with Disabilities

Services for Students with Disabilities

If you have a documented disability and will require testing accommodations, please contact Terry Latella at 203-596-8608. 

To obtain accommodations, you must schedule an appointment and provide documentation that describes your disability and supports the need for these accommodations. This should be done at least one week prior to the test date. Accommodations will only be provided to those individuals who have completed this process.