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What is on the TEAS?
The TEAS exam contains four sections. There is a Reading section that contains 53 questions that are timed for 64 minutes. The Mathematics section consists of 36 questions that are timed for 54 minutes. The Science section of the TEAS exam has 53 questions and are timed for 63 minutes. Finally, the English and Language Usage section has 28 questions which are timed for 28 minutes.
What is the composite score on the TEAS test?
The composite score for the TEAS test is your main score. This score is a combination of how well you did on all four sections of the TEAS test. Every school has different criteria for admission when it comes to your score, but most schools require your composite score to be at least 60% to 70%.
How long is the TEAS test results good for?
Scores for the TEAS test are valid for 24 months after you take the exam.
Can you use a calculator on the TEAS?
Calculators are allowed to be used on the TEAS exam. However, calculators will be provided for use. If you are taking the online version of the TEAS exam, the calculator will be a digital version on the computer.
Is the TEAS test all multiple choice?
The TEAS test consists of all multiple choice questions. There are 170 total multiple-choice questions on the TEAS test. However, your score will only be measured on 150 questions, while the other 20 are sample questions. You will not know which are scored questions and which are sample questions.
How long do you have to take the TEAS?
The TEAS exam is timed for 209 minutes and contains just 170 multiple choice questions.
Can you retake the TEAS?
If you didn’t get the score you were expecting on the TEAS test, you are allowed to retake the exam. If you wish to retake the TEAS test, you may be required to wait 30 days before re-testing, depending on the school you will be attending. Some nursing schools will allow you to retake the TEAS test twice while other nursing schools may allow you to retake the test multiple times.
TEAS Study Guide Customer Success Stories
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TEAS Test Study Guide – Max
So let me give you all a quick breakdown of the sections in this book.
Reading: the reading portion is very general and is something that I would recommend studying and practicing for using only the practice tests in the back. The reading questions on the TEAS test and in this book are highly similar. Focus on the author’s purpose / tone. And always be able to identify the type of writing such as a narrative or expository work.
Math: The questions offered in this book are a little more difficult than the ones offered on the actual TEAS test. I felt that this book highly prepared me for this section [I scored a 100% c:]. A few things I found important to remember are conversion units for metric (the TEAS test offered SOME of the conversions but do not rely on them being there) and the rules for multiplying and dividing fractions. Since statistics is tested, albeit very slightly, I would recommend you study the regression charts and lessons for positive/negative skew.
Science: This is by far the hardest section on the actual test. Students should adequately review their A&P I&II notes along side of this book. The book focuses highly on anatomy and biological process, as well as very basic chemistry. Some topics I would recommend for students to reassess are: the components and anatomy of eukaryotes / prokaryotes, ionic and covalent bonds, the products of both mitosis and meiosis, and DNA replication.
English: the English section is not as difficult as the other sections, but when you are being graded out of 24 questions, it is imperative that you do well and score as many points possible. Test yourself with flash cards the most commonly misspelled words, prefixes and suffixes. Know how to find the implicit definition of a word using context as well. The book really helped me the most when it came to subject-verb agreements and pronoun-antecedents.
In conclusion, this is a wonderful guide that will wrack and plumb your brain for all of the information you should have learned up to this point. It is very short and ‘to-the-point’ in comparison to the other study guides available. Certainly consider picking up the official test guide from ATI, especially if you’re still finishing up your pre-requisite courses. But if you’re normally an adept student with your pre-requisites finished who wants a very straight-forward review, I highly recommend this guide over the rest.
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TEAS Study Guide – Customer
I am a college-level instructor myself, and so I like to think that I know what methods are effective when it comes to test preparation and studying. This book is designed to help you pass the TEAS Test – not just memorize the material – which is why it is so effective.
About one-half of the book is teaching material, and the other half are practice tests. Their explanations of the subjects are simple, clear, and understandable. They include video links and most of their videos are just as clear – they have hired some decent instructors.
The real shining, aspect of the book is how the practice tests are formatted. They clearly outline how many questions will be on the test and how much time you have, allowing you to “dry run” the test. Their answer key not only gives you the correct answer but also an explanation – this saves you from having to flip all the way back to the material to find the reason you missed a question – you are learning every time you use the book. Mometrix really thought it through.
They include 3 practice tests in the book with 2 more available online (these I didn’t use myself). This is important since the TEAS Test is different every time, you need to be exposed to as many different questions as possible. In fact, several of the questions from the book appeared word-for-word on the test and most of them were the same types of questions.
My science and math scores were pathetic when I started and got better after just a few hours. I tested myself to make sure I wasn’t just memorizing the answers to the tests – nope, I was learning more and more every time I studied. The book works – they got the formula down.
They combine EXCELLENT TEACHING with proper TEST PREPARATION – you will not be blind going into the TEAS Test. You will know exactly how to tackle it. The TEAS Test is a beast, however. So, the book is NOT PERFECT. But, it does prepare you extremely well and it still worth 5 stars in my opinion.
That is the end of the long version of my review. I thought I might also share some ADVICE on the TEAS Test itself:
ADVICE ON THE TEAS TEST
The Reading Section is not too difficult at all – the book prepares you very well for this section. Take your time, READ EVERYTHING. The biggest challenge is that it is tedious. But, these are EASY POINTS. So, STUDY WELL for the Reading but if it isn’t your weakness, you can afford to spend more time on others.
The Math Section is not very difficult at all – the book might even over prepare you for it. There is plenty of time to double check your work and these can be EASY POINTS. In my experience, math is one of my weaknesses and my highest score was math – go figure. Despite this, if math is your weakness, STUDY HARD. Since there are only 36 questions, a missed answer costs you a lot more.
The Science Section was BRUTAL – which is saying a lot because anatomy is my strength. The reason why is because there are SO MANY different things they could ask you and every question is random and not connected to each other – its a complete random grab bag.The book prepares you AS BEST IT CAN and the things it does teach, you will remember and understand well. STUDY HARD.
The Language Section is DECEIVING and SHOULD BE FOCUSED ON HEAVILY, even if Reading is your strength. Language and English usage is easily misunderstood and can be incredibly confusing. Many questions seem relative and opinionated but there are rules to English just as precise as Math – but, again, they are easily misunderstood. It is also deceiving since there are only 28 questions – this makes errors more costly and they are NOT easy points.
This book not only teaches well but it lets you know what to expect – after going through it, you’ll have a decent idea of how you will do (although the Science is a wild card). If Reading is NOT your weakness, I would suggest studying for Language, then Science, then Math, and then Reading. Read one section, or part of one section, then take that section’s part of the first practice test. Next day, read more, then take the second test (this will ensure that you’re not just memorizing test answers). Then, finish the section and take the third test. Start a new section and repeat while taking all the sections you have in the past. Anytime you answer a question you’re not 100% sure about, mark it and read the explanation whether you got it or not. By the end of it, you’ll be very well prepared for the actual test.
This was long but I hope it was helpful. Good luck!
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