2018 TEAS: Pre-Nursing Assessment
For 2018 admission you may take the ATI TEAS a total of two times between January 16, 2017 and January 15, 2018.
Details about the ATI TEAS
- Nursing school readiness for reading, math, science and English language usage is assessed.
- The test structure is 170 questions with 20 pretest items. Applicants have 209 minutes to complete the test.
- Applicants may use a four function calculator for the math portion. The calculator is embedded within the exam.
- When you take the ATI TEAS you must have an official transcript sent by ATI (through their online store) to TX State U. This designation forwards your transcript to the St. David's School of Nursing Admission's Office.
- See How to Purchase a TEAS Transcript.
- Minimum scores are required for each subject:
- Please see Admission Profile for the TEAS scores of students who were accepted to the St. David's School of Nursing.
Combining scores from attempt one and two will not be considered. Applicants must earn the minimum subject scores or higher on either their first attempt or if necessary, their second attempt.
- ATI TEAS Content
- Reading - 53 questions: 64 minutes time limit
- Key ideas and details
- Craft and structure
- Integration of knowledge and ideas
- Math - 36 questions: 54 minutes time limit
- Numbers and algebra
- Measurements and data
- Science - 53 questions: 63 minutes time limit
- Human anatomy and physiology
- Life and physical sciences
- Scientific reasoning
- English and Language Usage - 28 questions: 28 minutes time limit
- Conventions of standard English
- Knowledge of language
- Vocabulary acquisition
- Reading - 53 questions: 64 minutes time limit
ATI offers the following resources to prepare for the ATI TEAS:
- ATI - http://atiteasprep.com/
- TEAS Smart Prep
- TEAS Basic Package
- TEAS Online Practice Tests
- TEAS Study Manual
- Free ATI TEAS practice questions: https://www.teas6practicetest.com/teas-reading-practice-test/
- Breakdown of the ATI TEAS test: https://www.mometrix.com/blog/ati-teas-6-test-breakdown/
- For additional tips to earn high scores on the ATI TEAS, please see TEAS Presentation.
If an applicant takes the ATI TEAS two times between January 16, 2017 and January 15, 2018, the second attempt must be a different form. To ensure that is the case, please follow one of the below options for testing:
- If you are testing at a school site that offers the ATI TEAS, take both your attempts at that location. When you make your appointment for your second attempt, confirm it will be on a different ATI TEAS form.
- If you test at PSI, you may only test there once. Your second attempt needs to be at a school site location.
- When you take the ATI TEAS you must have an official transcript sent by ATI (through their online store) to TX State U.
- For additional tips to earn high scores on the TEAS, please see TEAS Presentation.
Students registered with the Office of Disability Services (or the equivalent office at another college) with approved testing accommodations should follow the procedures listed below.
For students who wish to test at the Testing, Research Support and Evaluation Center at Texas State University, San Marcos campus
Please begin the process sufficiently in advance of your preferred testing date in order to complete the following steps:
- Have your disability services office email the accommodations letter to the Testing, Research Support and Evaluation Center (TREC) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- After requesting the accommodations letter, the student can request a testing appointment by going to:
- In order for TREC to add any extended time accommodation to your test, the student must first create a user account with Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI): https://atitesting.com/Home.aspx. After the student ATI account is created, select TxState-San Marcos as the institution.
- Once the account has been created, please notify TREC by emailing email@example.com
- When TREC has received the letter listing the approved testing accommodations AND has been notified that the user account is active, the appropriate accommodations will be arranged.
- After all accommodation arrangements are in place, TREC will finalize the testing appointment.
For students who wish to test at the Testing Center at Texas State University – Avery Building, Round Rock Campus
Please plan ahead to ensure your accommodations are ready prior to your test date.
- Ask your disability services office to email your accommodations letter to Bryttne Lowden, Disability Services at Texas State University Round Campus, a firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Establish an account with ATI at https://atitesting.com/Home.aspx
- Request an ATI TEAS testing appointment by emailing Carla Everett at email@example.com. Please include notification that your account has been set up with ATI.
- When the approved testing accommodations letter has been received and your ATI user account is active, the appropriate accommodations may be arranged for your exam.
- Your test date will be finalized when all steps have been completed.
For students who wish to test at a testing center other than the two testing centers at Texas State University – please contact the center for their accommodation procedures.
ATI TEAS testing sites:
To register for the ATI TEAS with PSI - the national ATI TEAS testing center with many testing centers throughout the United States: https://www.atitesting.com/Home.aspx