Test of Essential Academic Skills

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The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS Test) is a standardized, multiple choice exam for students entering into nursing school.[1] It is often used to determine the ability of potential students to adjust to nursing program. The test is created and administered by ATI (Assessment Technologies Institute, LLC).

The exam consists of 170 questions, drawn from a TEAS Test Bank consisting of thousands of questions that are given on several versions of the exam.

Topics Covered: Math, English, Science, and Language.

Test Development: The exam is developed by leading educators in various subjects including nursing. After a lengthy review process, all questions are submitted to a team of psychometricians to determine each question's validity.

Exam Updates: Updates are continually made to the TEAS test bank to reflect the latest standards and technology in nursing.


  1. ^ McGraw-Hill's Nursing School Entrance Exams By Thomas A. Evangelist, Tamra Orr, Judy Unrein

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