ATI TEAS 6 Breakdown

ATI TEAS 6 Test Outline [Infographic]

The ATI TEAS® 6 Test is a standard exam that is required for preadmission for those who are wishing to attend nursing school. This exam is used in many nursing programs around the country. The ATI TEAS® 6 Test is designed to help identify students who would be successful in nursing school and to identify those who have the ability to think like a nurse. With the ATI TEAS® 6 Test, test-takers will be tested on their reading, math, science, and English skills.

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If you’re preparing for the ATI TEAS® 6 Test, here is a great breakdown of what you can expect on the exam!

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Reading Section – 53 questions timed for 64 minutes

  • Key ideas and details – 22 questions
    • Summarize a complex text
    • Infer the logical conclusion from a reading selection

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    • Identify the topic, main idea, and supporting details
    • Follow a given set of directions
    • Identify specific information from a printed communication
    • Identify information from a graphic representation of information
    • Recognize events in a sequence
  • Craft and Structure – 14 questions
    • Distinguish between fact and opinion, biases, and stereotypes
    • Recognize the structure of text in various formats
    • Interpret the meaning of words and phrases using context
    • Determine the denotative meaning of words
    • Evaluate the author’s purpose in a given text
    • Evaluate the author’s point of view in a given text
    • Use text features
  • Integration of Knowledge and Ideas – 11 questions
    • Identify primary sources in various media
    • Use evidence from text to make predictions and inferences, and draw conclusions about a piece of writing
    • Compare and contrast themes from print and other sources
    • Evaluate an argument and its specific claims
    • Evaluate and integrate data from multiple sources in various formats, including media
  • Pre-Test Questions – 6 questions

TEAS Reading Practice Test

Mathematics Section – 36 questions timed for 54 minutes

  • Number and Algebra – 23 questions
    • Convert among non-negative fractions, decimals, and percentages
    • Perform arithmetic operations with rational numbers
    • Compare and order rational numbers
    • Solve equations in one variable
    • Solve real-world one- or multi-step problems with rational numbers
    • Solve real-world problems involving percentages
    • Apply estimation strategies and round rules to real-world problems
    • Solve real-world problems involving proportions
    • Solve real-world problems involving ratios and rates of change
    • Translate phrases and sentences into expressions, equations, and inequalities
  • Measurement and Data – 9 questions
    • Interpret relevant information from tables, charts, and graphs
    • Evaluate the information in tables, charts, and graphs using statistics
    • Explain the relationship between two variables
    • Calculate geometric quantities
    • Convert within and between standard and metric systems
  • Pre-Test Questions – 4 questions

TEAS Math Practice Test

Science Section – 47 questions timed for 63 minutes

  • Human anatomy and physiology – 32 questions
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    • Describe the general anatomy and physiology of:
      • a human
      • respiratory system
      • cardiovascular system
      • gastrointestinal system
      • neuromuscular system
      • reproductive system
      • integumentary system
      • endocrine system
      • genitourinary system
      • immune system
      • skeletal system
  • Life and physical sciences – 8 questions
    • Describe the basic macromolecules in a biological system
    • Compare and contrast chromosomes, genes, and DNA
    • Explain Mendel’s law of heredity
    • Recognize basic atomic structure
    • Explain characteristic properties of substances
    • Compare and contrast changes in states of matter
    • Describe chemical reactions
  • Scientific Reasoning – 7 questions
    • Identify basic scientific measurements using laboratory tools
    • Critique a scientific explanation using logic and evidence
    • Explain relationships among events, objects, and procedures
    • Analyze the design of a scientific investigation
  • Pre-test Questions – 6 questions

TEAS Science Practice Test

English and Language Usage Section – 28 questions timed for 28 minutes

  • Conventions of Standard English – 9 questions
    • Use conventions of standard English spelling
    • Use conventions of standard English punctuation
    • Analyze various sentence structure
  • Knowledge of Language – 9 questions
    • Use grammar to enhance clarity in writing
    • Distinguish between formal and informal language
    • Apply basic knowledge of the elements of the writing process
    • Develop a well-organized paragraph
  • Vocabulary Acquisition – 6 questions
    • Use context clues to determine the meaning of words or phrases
    • Determine the meaning of words by analyzing word parts
  • Pre-test Questions – 4 questions

TEAS English and Language Usage Practice Test

Additional TEAS resources:

Free TEAS Test Study Guide | TEAS Practice Test

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