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ATI Testing of Essential Academic Skills

Program type: BSN

Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)

The TEAS is designed to determine the academic readiness of applicants to post-secondary education programs, and may be used as one criterion to aid screening or selection of students into nursing programs. It is also used to evaluate the academic preparedness of students entering nursing school who may need additional support to meet the academic demand of the program.

The TEAS measures basic essential skills in the academic content area domains of Reading, Mathematics, Science, and English and Language Usage. Southwestern Oklahoma State University School of Nursing considers the content areas of math and reading, and total Score when determining entrance into the program.

The Math subtest measures knowledge of whole numbers, metric conversions, fractions and decimals, algebraic equations, percentages and ratio/proportion.

The Science subtest covers science reasoning, science knowledge, biology, chemistry, anatomy, and physiology, basic physical principals and general science.

The English subtest measures knowledge of punctuation, grammar, and sentence structure, contextual words and spelling.

The Reading subtest covers paragraph comprehension, passage comprehension and inferences/conclusions.

Content Area Number of Test Items Amount of Time Allotted
Reading 53 64 minutes
Mathematics 36 54 minutes
Science 53 63 minutes
English & Language Usage 28 28 minutes
Total 170 209 minutes

TEAS Pre-Test Study Manual

The study manual is written specifically to address the needs of students preparing to take the TEAS or those who need additional help after testing. The study manual includes review material key topics in Reading, Mathematics, Science, and English and Language Usage. Practice exercises and sample tests are provided following the review material for each section.

TEAS Online Practice Assessment

The Online Practice Assessment is available for students desiring additional test preparation. The online practice assessment includes 100 items designed to be reflective of the TEAS in both content and format. In order to maximize the learning experience, each item is accompanied by detailed rationales for all correct and incorrect responses chosen. For a complete student preparation package, the TEAS Online Practice Assessment, and the TEAS Study Manual may be purchased at the ATI Testing website. In addition, the Southwestern Oklahoma State University library has a copy of the Study Manual on reserve for student review.

ATI Testing is administered through the Assessment Center. The test may be taken three times in 12 months, waiting 14 days between testing. Cost for each test is $70. For further information please contact your advisor.

Sign Up Information for Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)

Program type: BSN

All prospective nursing students must submit verification of TEAS scores by the application deadline (first Monday in February). The test must have been completed within the last three years.

For online registration for testing (Weatherford campus only), please use the following link: SWOSU - TEAS Online Registration.

The fee for each TEAS is $70. The TEAS may be taken three times within a 12-month period with a waiting time of 14 days between each test.

SWOSU Assessment Center
214 W College (across from Neff Hall)
Weatherford, OK 73096
580.774.7084

For SWOSU @ Sayre, applicants must contact:

Laura Miller
Director of Counseling/Assessment & Orientation
SAB 102
580.928.5533, ext. 2131

NOTE: When you schedule your TEAS, also schedule an appointment with your advisor to review your TEAS score. Study Guide is currently available in the library at the reserve desk.

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