Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)
What is the TEAS?

Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)

What is the TEAS?

The ATI TEAS is a 170-item, four-option, multiple-choice assessment developed to measure basic essential skills in the academic content areas of reading, mathematics, science, English and language usage.

How to Sign Up for the TEAS

If you're planning to take the ATI TEAS test, you first need to create an ATI account.  Visit ATI's website 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.

To Register for an ATI TEAS Test, please follow the steps outlined in the instructions above. Only Connecticut Community College Students are permitted to test at NVCC’s Testing Center. View our current ATI TEAS Test Schedule. NVCC offers the TEAS Test every month of the year except for February. Please check back for the schedule as new dates are added monthly.

Study Guide & Practice Tests

Study Guide & Practice Tests

For a complete student preparation package, the TEAS Online Practice Assessment may be purchased on ATI's website.

Official TEAS Study Guide:
Two (2) study guides available on reserve at NVCC's library.

ATI TEAS Study Manual - Sixth Edition, Purchase on:

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

If you have a documented disability and require testing accommodations, 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. A letter is required to be on file in the Testing Center prior to registering for a TEAS session on ATI's website. Due to staffing concerns, extended time is not offered during evening or Saturday sessions. Accommodations will only be provided to those individuals who have completed this process.


Test of Essential Academic Skills FAQs

ATI TEAS.  A four-function calculator is embedded within the exam. 
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The total cost is $80.  Payments of $65 are made directly to ATI via their website: atitesting.com and is non-refundable.  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. In turn, you will have to present your receipt to a Testing Center staff member upon entrance.
Capital, Gateway, Housatonic, Northwestern, Norwalk, Three Rivers, and Naugatuck Valley.
You can take the test as many times as you like. You must pay for each test.  Payments are non-refundable.
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, remember to 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. We will record an announcement on our voice mail should testing be cancelled or postponed.

About the Test

About the Test

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
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