About ATI TEAS - Prince George's Community College Sciences Division 5-1-16 About ATI TEAS The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is used as part of the admissions process by Nursing and Allied

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<ul><li><p>Health Sciences Division 5-1-16 </p><p>About ATI TEAS </p><p>The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is used as part of the admissions process by </p><p>Nursing and Allied Health schools nationwide. On August 31, 2016 an updated ATI TEAS will </p><p>be released, replacing the TEAS-V. Students testing prior to August 31, 2016 will continue to </p><p>take the TEAS-V. Students taking the exam on or after August 31 will need to purchase the </p><p>sixth edition of the TEAS study manual. The ATI TEAS is similar in difficulty level as the </p><p>TEAS-V. Content updates were made to the ATI TEAS to align with current education </p><p>standards deemed critical for entry level allied health and nursing applicants to possess. </p><p>Students applying for admission to the Nursing and Allied Health Programs at Prince Georges </p><p>Community College are required to take the ATI TEAS. The ATI TEAS, developed and </p><p>administered by the Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI), measures basic academic </p><p>knowledge in the academic content areas of Reading, Mathematics, Science, English and </p><p>Language Usage. ATI TEAS is a 170 item multiple-choice examination. ATI TEAS is offered in </p><p>a computer administered format. Each of the four sections is timed for a total of 209 minutes </p><p>(3 hours and 29 minutes). </p><p>Content and sub-content areas are as follows: </p><p> Reading (31%) o Key Ideas &amp; Details o Craft &amp; Structure o Integration of Knowledge &amp; Ideas </p><p> Math (22%) </p><p>o Numbers &amp; Algebra </p><p>o Measurement &amp; Data </p><p> Science (31%) </p><p>o Human Anatomy &amp; Physiology </p><p>o Life &amp; Physical Science </p><p>o Scientific Reasoning </p><p> English &amp; Language Usage (16%) </p><p>o Conventions of Standard English </p><p>o Knowledge of Language </p><p>o Vocabulary Acquisition </p></li><li><p>Health Sciences Division 5-1-16 </p><p>ATI TEAS and TEAS-V Preparedness Categories </p><p>Preparedness </p><p>Category </p><p>Cut Score Score Range </p><p>Developmental Less than 41.3% &lt; 41.3% </p><p>Basic 41.3% 41.3% &amp; </p></li><li><p>Health Sciences Division 5-1-16 </p><p>Frequently Asked Questions </p><p>What is the ATI TEAS exam? </p><p>The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) measures basic skills in academic content areas of </p><p>Mathematics, Reading, Science, English and Language Usage. </p><p>Who takes the ATI TEAS exam? </p><p>Candidates for Nursing and Allied Health Programs take the ATI TEAS exam as part of the </p><p>selective admission process. </p><p>What if I decide to change the program I wish to petition? </p><p> If a student selects the wrong Institution when creating their account or changes the program </p><p>they wish to petition (i.e. Prince Georges CC AH instead of Prince Georges CC ADN) the </p><p>student may contact ATI (www.atitesting.com) to request a change. </p><p>Can I use the ATI TEAS scores I received testing at another college to petition for </p><p>admission to a program at Prince Georges Community College? </p><p>Students may send their TEAS scores/TEAS transcripts to multiple institutions. Prince Georges </p><p>Community College will only accept TEAS scores/TEAS transcripts sent securely from ATI. For </p><p>more information, contact ATI, www.atitesting.com or log in to your account, select ATI </p><p>Store, TEAS/Discover Transcript, and follow the prompts. </p><p>What is the length of the ATI TEAS exam? The exam is 209 minutes. </p><p>How many questions are on the ATI TEAS exam? </p><p>There are 170 multiple choice questions on the ATI TEAS exam. </p><p>What are the content areas covered on the ATI TEAS exam? </p><p>There are four content areas: Mathematics, Reading, Science, English and Language Usage. </p><p>What is the test format? </p><p>The ATI TEAS is a multiple-choice computer based exam. </p><p>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. </p><p>What are the score requirements for admission? </p><p>Students completing the ATI TEAS exam are encouraged to earn a Proficient or higher in the </p><p>ATI Preparedness Category. Applicants who exceed minimum requirements are more </p><p>competitive. The minimum recommended Reading score is 69% or higher. The minimum </p><p>http://www.atitesting.com/http://www.atitesting.com/http://www.atitesting.com/http://www.atitesting.com/</p></li><li><p>Health Sciences Division 5-1-16 </p><p>recommended Adjusted Individual Total Score is 65% or higher. Students with an Adjusted </p><p>Individual Total Score in the Developmental Category (less than 41.3%) will not be considered </p><p>for program admission. The scores on the ATI TEAS and TEAS-V are comparable and the </p><p>preparedness categories are the same for both exams. </p><p>When/Where should I take the ATI TEAS? </p><p>(All students must register through ATI Testing to take the TEAS-V) </p><p>Students who are petitioning for spring 2017 admission should take the ATI TEAS in September </p><p>2016. Nuclear Medicine Technology petitioners for spring 2017 admission are not required to </p><p>take the ATI TEAS. As a convenience for admitted PGCC students, the TEAS-V will be </p><p>administered on the following testing dates in the Colleges Largo Campus Testing Center, </p><p>Bladen Hall, Room 100: Thursday, September 1, and Friday, September 2, 2016. There are two </p><p>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 </p><p>time on September 2: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. </p><p>Students who are petitioning for fall 2017 admission should take the ATI TEAS in February </p><p>2017. As a convenience for admitted PGCC students, the TEAS-V will be administered on the </p><p>following testing dates in the Colleges Largo Campus Testing Center, Bladen Hall, Room 100: </p><p>Tuesday, January 31, Wednesday, February 1, Wednesday, February 8, and </p><p>Thursday, February 9, 2017. There are two testing times on each day: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. </p><p>and 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. </p><p>*Currently, Prince Georges Community College only administers the TEAS-V exams in the fall </p><p>and spring semesters. </p><p>The Colleges Testing Center will only administer the ATI TEAS to admitted Prince Georges </p><p>Community College students. Transfer students are advised to submit an application for </p><p>admission prior to registering with ATI. Students must plan to arrive 30 minutes before the start </p><p>time with at least two pencils PGCC ID, a quarter, and ATI registration verification. Transfer </p><p>students who are transferring all of their prerequisites and have been admitted to PGCC, but do </p><p>not have a PGCC ID, are permitted to take the ATI TEAS at the Colleges Testing Center if a </p><p>PGCC academic advisor verifies their eligibility with the Testing Center Director. In place of a </p><p>PGCC ID, eligible transfer students must present one of the following photo IDs: College ID, </p><p>Maryland MVA ID Card, Passport or Naturalization Certificate, Employment Authorization </p><p>Card, Drivers License, Employers ID, Military ID, or Permanent Resident Card. </p><p>PGCC admitted students who are unable to test at the Colleges Testing center on the testing </p><p>dates published will need to register at another testing location with ATI Testing. PGCC will not </p><p>make arrangements for ATI TEAS testing outside of the published dates. </p><p>What information do I need to set-up my ATI account? </p><p>Students will visit Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI): (www.atitesting.com) to create </p><p>their personal student account. </p><p>Prince Georges Community College has two ATI accounts (Institutions.) Students petitioning </p><p>for admission into the Nursing Programs select Prince Georges CC ADN as their Institution </p><p>http://www.atitesting.com/</p></li><li><p>Health Sciences Division 5-1-16 </p><p>when creating their ATI account. Students petitioning for admission into one of the Allied </p><p>Health Programs select Prince Georges CC AH as their Institution when creating their ATI </p><p>account. </p><p>Students will enter information as prompted to set up a profile. </p><p>My account is set up. Now, how do I register and pay for my ATI TEAS test? </p><p>In order for students to take the ATI TEAS at a testing site, students must register and pay for a </p><p>testing date. </p><p>Before registering for the exam at sites other than PGCC, students are advised to review the </p><p>available locations, dates and times and note first and second choices. Students pay for the exam </p><p>at the time they register. If a student cannot test on the day for which they registered, they must </p><p>re-register. Students will be charged for each registration. </p><p>Registering for testing dates offered at PGCC (only admitted students): </p><p>To test at PGCC, go to www.atitesting.com and login to personal ATI account. Select Online </p><p>Store. Select Register for TEAS. Select Program Type (Nursing or Allied Health.) Follow </p><p>the prompts to select date/time and make payment. Save a copy of the registration confirmation. </p><p>*Prior to taking the exam administered at PGCC, students are advised to review the Colleges </p><p>Testing Center policies and procedures at: </p><p>http://www.pgcc.edu/Services_and_Support/Support_Services/Testing_Center/Student_Assessm ent_Services_Testing_Center.aspx </p><p>Registering for testing dates offered at other locations: </p><p>To test at a location other than PGCC, go to www.atitesting.com and login to personal ATI </p><p>account. Select Online Store. Select Register for TEAS at PSI. Select Program Type </p><p>(Nursing or Allied Health.) Click on Learn More. Follow the prompts to select date/time, </p><p>register and make payment. Save a copy of the registration confirmation. </p><p>The ATI TEAS is a registered test of ATI and is not affiliated with Prince Georges Community </p><p>College. Test fees are set by ATI and are subject to change. TEAS results are calculated and </p><p>distributed by ATI. </p><p>For Technical support, contact ATI directly at 800.667.7531 or use the Contact Us option </p><p>when you log in. </p><p>How many times can I take the ATI TEAS? </p><p>Students testing for admission to Nursing or Allied Health Programs at the College, may take the </p><p>exam twice in a twelve-month period. After the student has taken the TEAS for the first time, </p><p>http://www.atitesting.com/http://www.pgcc.edu/Services_and_Support/Support_Services/Testing_Center/Student_Assessment_Services_Testing_Center.aspxhttp://www.pgcc.edu/Services_and_Support/Support_Services/Testing_Center/Student_Assessment_Services_Testing_Center.aspxhttp://www.pgcc.edu/Services_and_Support/Support_Services/Testing_Center/Student_Assessment_Services_Testing_Center.aspxhttp://www.pgcc.edu/Services_and_Support/Support_Services/Testing_Center/Student_Assessment_Services_Testing_Center.aspxhttp://www.atitesting.com/</p></li><li><p>Health Sciences Division 5-1-16 </p><p>s/he must wait 30 days before the second attempt. Students opting to retake the TEAS must </p><p>retake the entire exam. Scores from different TEAS exams cannot be combined. </p><p>To be considered for a third attempt within a twelve-month period, students must submit an </p><p>appeal. For Nursing, appeals must be submitted to the Nursing Department Chair. For Allied </p><p>Health, appeals must be submitted to the respective Program Director. Appeals will be handled </p><p>on a case-by-case basis. Students must submit documentation of extenuating circumstances. </p><p>How long are ATI TEAS scores valid? </p><p>TEAS scores are valid for twenty-four (24) months after the exam is taken, and must be valid on </p><p>the date the petition for selective admission is filed. Prince Georges Community College will </p><p>continue to accept TEAS-V scores for twenty-four months after the date of the exam as long as </p><p>they are valid on the date the petition for selective admission is filed. </p><p>What study materials are available to prepare for the ATI TEAS? Products to help students prepare for the TEAS V are available from ATI, at https://www.atitesting.com/ati_store/TEAS-Products.aspx . </p><p>Available products include ATI TEAS study guides and online practice assessments. </p><p>How much time should I spend preparing for the ATI TEAS? </p><p>The amount of time needed to prepare varies by student. Students are encouraged to allow </p><p>themselves enough time to comprehensively review the ATI TEAS content areas and practice </p><p>answering ATI TEAS type questions. </p>https://www.atitesting.com/ati_store/TEAS-Products.aspx</li></ul>

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