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    About ATI TEAS

    The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is used as part of the admissions process by

    Nursing and Allied Health schools nationwide. On August 31, 2016 an updated ATI TEAS will

    be released, replacing the TEAS-V. Students testing prior to August 31, 2016 will continue to

    take the TEAS-V. Students taking the exam on or after August 31 will need to purchase the

    sixth edition of the TEAS study manual. The ATI TEAS is similar in difficulty level as the

    TEAS-V. Content updates were made to the ATI TEAS to align with current education

    standards deemed critical for entry level allied health and nursing applicants to possess.

    Students applying for admission to the Nursing and Allied Health Programs at Prince Georges

    Community College are required to take the ATI TEAS. The ATI TEAS, developed and

    administered by the Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI), measures basic academic

    knowledge in the academic content areas of Reading, Mathematics, Science, English and

    Language Usage. ATI TEAS is a 170 item multiple-choice examination. ATI TEAS is offered in

    a computer administered format. Each of the four sections is timed for a total of 209 minutes

    (3 hours and 29 minutes).

    Content and sub-content areas are as follows:

    Reading (31%) o Key Ideas & Details o Craft & Structure o Integration of Knowledge & Ideas

    Math (22%)

    o Numbers & Algebra

    o Measurement & Data

    Science (31%)

    o Human Anatomy & Physiology

    o Life & Physical Science

    o Scientific Reasoning

    English & Language Usage (16%)

    o Conventions of Standard English

    o Knowledge of Language

    o Vocabulary Acquisition

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    ATI TEAS and TEAS-V Preparedness Categories

    Preparedness

    Category

    Cut Score Score Range

    Developmental Less than 41.3% < 41.3%

    Basic 41.3% 41.3% &

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is the ATI TEAS exam?

    The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) measures basic skills in academic content areas of

    Mathematics, Reading, Science, English and Language Usage.

    Who takes the ATI TEAS exam?

    Candidates for Nursing and Allied Health Programs take the ATI TEAS exam as part of the

    selective admission process.

    What if I decide to change the program I wish to petition?

    If a student selects the wrong Institution when creating their account or changes the program

    they wish to petition (i.e. Prince Georges CC AH instead of Prince Georges CC ADN) the

    student may contact ATI (www.atitesting.com) to request a change.

    Can I use the ATI TEAS scores I received testing at another college to petition for

    admission to a program at Prince Georges Community College?

    Students may send their TEAS scores/TEAS transcripts to multiple institutions. Prince Georges

    Community College will only accept TEAS scores/TEAS transcripts sent securely from ATI. For

    more information, contact ATI, www.atitesting.com or log in to your account, select ATI

    Store, TEAS/Discover Transcript, and follow the prompts.

    What is the length of the ATI TEAS exam? The exam is 209 minutes.

    How many questions are on the ATI TEAS exam?

    There are 170 multiple choice questions on the ATI TEAS exam.

    What are the content areas covered on the ATI TEAS exam?

    There are four content areas: Mathematics, Reading, Science, English and Language Usage.

    What is the test format?

    The ATI TEAS is a multiple-choice computer based exam.

    May calculators be used on the ATI TEAS exam? ATI TEAS allows for the use of a four function calculator. For the online version of the ATI TEAS, a calculator is embedded within the exam. Although a calculator will be permitted, all questions on the TEAS are written to be solvable without the use of a calculator. Students testing prior to August 31, 2016 will take the TEAS-V, which does not allow for use of a calculator.

    What are the score requirements for admission?

    Students completing the ATI TEAS exam are encouraged to earn a Proficient or higher in the

    ATI Preparedness Category. Applicants who exceed minimum requirements are more

    competitive. The minimum recommended Reading score is 69% or higher. The minimum

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    recommended Adjusted Individual Total Score is 65% or higher. Students with an Adjusted

    Individual Total Score in the Developmental Category (less than 41.3%) will not be considered

    for program admission. The scores on the ATI TEAS and TEAS-V are comparable and the

    preparedness categories are the same for both exams.

    When/Where should I take the ATI TEAS?

    (All students must register through ATI Testing to take the TEAS-V)

    Students who are petitioning for spring 2017 admission should take the ATI TEAS in September

    2016. Nuclear Medicine Technology petitioners for spring 2017 admission are not required to

    take the ATI TEAS. As a convenience for admitted PGCC students, the TEAS-V will be

    administered on the following testing dates in the Colleges Largo Campus Testing Center,

    Bladen Hall, Room 100: Thursday, September 1, and Friday, September 2, 2016. There are two

    testing times on September 1: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., and one testing

    time on September 2: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    Students who are petitioning for fall 2017 admission should take the ATI TEAS in February

    2017. As a convenience for admitted PGCC students, the TEAS-V will be administered on the

    following testing dates in the Colleges Largo Campus Testing Center, Bladen Hall, Room 100:

    Tuesday, January 31, Wednesday, February 1, Wednesday, February 8, and

    Thursday, February 9, 2017. There are two testing times on each day: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    and 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    *Currently, Prince Georges Community College only administers the TEAS-V exams in the fall

    and spring semesters.

    The Colleges Testing Center will only administer the ATI TEAS to admitted Prince Georges

    Community College students. Transfer students are advised to submit an application for

    admission prior to registering with ATI. Students must plan to arrive 30 minutes before the start

    time with at least two pencils PGCC ID, a quarter, and ATI registration verification. Transfer

    students who are transferring all of their prerequisites and have been admitted to PGCC, but do

    not have a PGCC ID, are permitted to take the ATI TEAS at the Colleges Testing Center if a

    PGCC academic advisor verifies their eligibility with the Testing Center Director. In place of a

    PGCC ID, eligible transfer students must present one of the following photo IDs: College ID,

    Maryland MVA ID Card, Passport or Naturalization Certificate, Employment Authorization

    Card, Drivers License, Employers ID, Military ID, or Permanent Resident Card.

    PGCC admitted students who are unable to test at the Colleges Testing center on the testing

    dates published will need to register at another testing location with ATI Testing. PGCC will not

    make arrangements for ATI TEAS testing outside of the published dates.

    What information do I need to set-up my ATI account?

    Students will visit Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI): (www.atitesting.com) to create

    their personal student account.

    Prince Georges Community College has two ATI accounts (Institutions.) Students petitioning

    for admission into the Nursing Programs select Prince Georges CC ADN as their Institution

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    when creating their ATI account. Students petitioning for admission into one of the Allied

    Health Programs select Prince Georges CC AH as their Institution when creating their ATI

    account.

    Students will enter information as prompted to set up a profile.

    My account is set up. Now, how do I register and pay for my ATI TEAS test?

    In order for students to take the ATI TEAS at a testing site, students must register and pay for a

    testing date.

    Before registering for the exam at sites other than PGCC, students are advised to review the

    available locations, dates and times and note first and second choices. Students pay for the exam

    at the time they register. If a student cannot test on the day for which they registered, they must

    re-register. Students will be charged for each registration.

    Registering for testing dates offered at PGCC (only admitted students):

    To test at PGCC, go to www.atitesting.com and login to personal ATI account. Select Online

    Store. Select Register for TEAS. Select Program Type (Nursing or Allied Health.) Follow

    the prompts to select date/time and make payment. Save a copy of the registration confirmation.

    *Prior to taking the exam administered at PGCC, students are advised to review the Colleges

    Testing Center policies and procedures at:

    http://www.pgcc.edu/Services_and_Support/Support_Services/Testing_Center/Student_Assessm ent_Services_Testing_Center.aspx

    Registering for testing dates offered at other locations:

    To test at a location other than PGC