The ATI TEAS (Test for Essential Academic Skills) is a required test for students submitting application to DCTC's Practical Nursing Diploma degree. The ATI TEAS exam measures basic essential skills in the academic content areas of READING, MATHEMATICS, SCIENCE, and ENGLISH/LANGUAGE USAGE. These entry level skills were deemed important for health science program applicants by a panel of subject matter experts. The TEAS is required of all DCTC Practical Nursing applicants and a score of 60% or higher is needed for acceptance into the program.
ATI TEAS replaces the TEAS V version and is a product of Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI). More information can be found at www.atitesting.com.
ATI TEAS TEST PREPARATION
TEAS PREP CLASS
The TEAS exam has a heavy focus on biology, so this prep class will benefit students who have completed anatomy and physiology coursework, or will be registered for anatomy and physiology in the same semester as they take the TEAS exam.
Students will be required to take an assessment test on Tuesday, January 28th, 2020 OR Thursday, January 30th, 2020 from 2 - 5 p.m. The TEAS Prep Class will meet EVERY Tuesday and Thursday from 2 - 5 p.m. beginning Tuesday, February 11th, 2020 until Thursday, April 16th, 2020. Please note that no classes will be offered March 10th, March 12th, March 24th and March 26th.
Students will need to purchase the current ATI TEAS Study Manual Sixth Edition for the class.
The registration form must be completed and emailed back to Karianne Loula, Testing Coordinator & Advisor, at email@example.com. Once the registration form has been received, students will receive confirmation that they have a reserved space in the class.
The TEAS study manual streamlines applicants' preparation for the TEAS. This official TEAS resource, written specifically to address the needs of students preparing to take the TEAS, is proven to work.
Instructional material for each of the four subject areas: Reading, Mathematics, Science, and English and Language Usage
Practice problems and examples with explanatory answer keys provided for each lesson
A practice test accompanies each content area with solutions and rationales
Detailed glossary of terms used throughout the guide
Prepare for the ATI TEAS with the ATI TEAS online practice test package (specific to the ATI TEAS version). On average, students that use ATI TEAS prep materials score higher on their exam.
Each practice test includes 150 questions patterned after the actual ATI TEAS exam
Designed to give a sense of what to expect both in content and in format
Ability to take the assessment twice (same set of questions)
Items accompanied by detailed rationales for correct and incorrect responses
Available via the internet
Separate assessment forms are available at $46.00 each.
Each assessment may be accessed up to two times per purchase
ATI TEAS Test accommodations
Extended Testing Time
Students can request having a longer period of time to complete the TEAS if they have a documented disability that warrants such an accommodation. Students should contact Stacy Pederson at firstname.lastname@example.org OR 651-423-8469 to have their accommodation approved and documented. If approved, the nursing director, will set the accommodation at time and a half (1.5) OR double time (2.0) depending upon Anne's recommendation. Students must request these accommodations at least one week in advance.
The ATI TEAS is primarily administered as an online test. However, a paper/pencil version of the test is available to students who have a documented disability and have had this accommodation approved. Students should contact Stacy Pederson at email@example.com OR 651-423-8469 to have their accommodation approved and documented. If approved, the nursing director will order and have shipped the paper/pencil version. Students must request these accommodations at least one week in advance.
DCTC as a TEAS Test Site
Dakota County Technical College is an approved ATI test site to administer and proctor the TEAS. DCTC has a maximum of 20 testers per test session. TEAS will be administered in Room 2-102 on our Rosemount campus (see schedule below).
Students are responsible for bringing their ATI username and password to the TEAS exam and be ready to start testing promptly at 8:30 a.m. Students that do not have that information by the 8:30 a.m. start time will not be allowed to test.
Upcoming TEAS Exam Dates at DCTC
All Exams will be held in Room 2-102 (Center for Student Success Classroom) Exams start promptly at the posted time. Plan on arriving at least 15 minutes early. Late arrivals will NOT be allowed to test.
Click on the button above to register for one of the sessions listed if you are a DCTC Practical Nursing applicant. Follow the prompts on the screens and be prepared to set up an ATI account (if you have not done so already) and to pay the non-refundable $80 test fee.