Important Information about the TEAS
Q: What is the TEAS?
A: The TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) is a multiple choice test that evaluates the following skills: math, science, reading & English. 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.
Q: What’s new about the TEAS?
A: A new version, TEAS V, is now being used at nursing programs across the county. Previous versions of the TEAS are no longer available.
Q: What does this mean for CT-CCNP applicants?
A: The CT-CCNP will begin administering the TEAS V beginning in February 2011. Effective for applicants to the CT-CCNP for the 2012-2013 academic year and beyond, we will only accept scores from TEAS V. Scores from tests taken prior to February 5, 2011 will no longer be accepted.
Q: What score do I need to be eligible for the nursing program?
A: Applicants must obtain an adjusted individual total score of 53.3% or higher on the TEAS V to be considered for admission. This new cut score was thoughtfully determined by a scientific process facilitated by ATI, the company who created the TEAS. Applicants with questions regarding this scientific method may contact ATI at email@example.com.
Q: How do I register to take the TEAS?
A: For testing schedules and registration, go to www.atitesting.com/ctccteas. If the TEAS is taken at a site other than one of the Connecticut Community Colleges, applicants must have official results sent by ATI to the college of first choice by the application deadline.
Q: How many times can I take the TEAS?
A: Applicants may re-take the TEAS as many times as desired. The CT-CCNP will use the applicant’s highest TEAS V score when determining eligibility.
Q: Is there a book I can use to study for the TEAS?
A: The TEAS Study Manual & online practice assessments are available through www.atitesting.com. Students purchasing either of these materials should get the TEAS V version.
Q: Who can I contact at the CT-CCNP if I have any questions about TEAS V?
A: Questions can be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org.