The Test of Essential Academic skills (TEAS) is a pre‐entry test used to evaluate the academic preparedness of students entering the Nursing, Dental Hygiene, or Cardiorespiratory Sciences Program.
The TEAS Exam is not a pass or fail test. There are recommended or required minimum scores that are used to admit students.
NURSING RECOMMENDED SCORES:
Effective for the Fall 2010 admission cycle, RN recommends a minimum composite/overall score of 70% and a reading score of 85%.
LPN recommends a minimum:
Composite score: 60%
Reading score: 75%
Math score: 55%
DENTAL HYGIENE REQUIRED SCORES:
Composite/Overall score: 70%
English score: 80%
Reading score: 85%
Math score: 60%
Science score: 60%
*Recommended and required score minimums are subject to change without notice.
The TEAS Test Format
The TEAS measures basic essential skills in the academic content area domains of reading, mathematics, science, and English and language usage. Each question on the TEAS (version V and later) is mapped to one of 115 objectives, all of which address topics presented in grades 7 to 12. The objectives assessed are those which nurse educators deemed most appropriate and relevant to measure entry-level skills and abilities of nursing program applicants.
The TEAS test is a a 170-item, four option, multiple choice examination as follows: