The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) exam is now being administered remotely Mondays at 11 a.m. and Wednesdays at 3 p.m. Learn how to register for this exam. Please contact Adult Health Careers & Services at 518-862-4709 with questions about this year’s exam.
When preparing for a course in practical nursing, interested students need to pass a pre-entrance exam. Capital Region BOCES’ uses the Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI™) Test of Academic Skills, known as TEAS.
The objectives assessed on the TEAS exam are those which nurse educators deemed most appropriate and relevant to measure entry-level skills and abilities of nursing program applicants.
The exam features 170 multiple choice questions, each with a certain amount of time allotted. Students should allow four hours to complete the test.
Composite scores, as well as several sub-scores, are computed in each of four content areas to assess specific content comprehension:
- Reading – Paragraph/Passage Comprehension – Read a given text and answer related questions) and Informational Source Comprehension. Questions will relate to a graphic or statement provided.
- Mathematics – Numbers and Operations, Measurement, Data Interpretation, Algebraic Applications. Calculators may not be used for the test.
- Science – Scientific Reasoning, Human Body Science, Life Science, Earth and Physical Science.
- English and Language Usage – Grammar and Word Meanings, Spelling and Punctuation, and Sentence Structure.