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TEAS Test Publisher Information and Instructions

TEAS Test Publisher Information and Instructions

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 Test of Essential Academic Skills
Copyright© Assessment Technologies Institute
, LLC, 2009.
*There are an additional 20 unscored pretest itemsContent and Subcontent AreasNumber ofScored QuestionsPercent ofTest Questions
Reading 42 28%
Paragraph and Passage Comprehension 19 13%Informational Source Comprehension 23 15%
Mathematics 30 20%
Numbers and Operations 19 13%Algebraic Applications 4 3%Data Interpretation 3 2%Measurement 4 3%
Science 48 32%
Human Body Science 11 7%Life Science 15 10%Earth and Physical Science 14 9%Scientific Reasoning 8 5%
English and Language Usage 30 20%
Grammar and Word Meanings in Context 15 10%Spelling and Punctuation 9 6%Structure 6 4%
150* 100%
Test name:
Time limit:
209 minutes (Reading = 58 minutes; Mathematics = 51 minutes; Science = 66 minutes; English = 34 minutes)
Number of sections:
Number of questions:
Four-option multiple-choice
Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS
measures basic essential skills in the academic content area domainsof reading, mathematics, science and English and language usage. The test is intended for use primarily with adultnursing program applicant populations. The objectives assessed on TEAS
V are those which nurse educatorsdeemed most appropriate and relevant to measure entry levelacademic readinessof nursing program applicants.
Reading28%English andLanguageUsage20%Science32%Mathematics20%
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-V Objectives
The following list contains objectives that may be assessed on TEAS
READING (28% of entire test)
Paragraph and Passage Comprehension (13%of entire test)
Identify appropriate primary sources, includingInternet sources.
Analyze the use of topic and summarysentences.
Distinguish between fact and opinion, biases,and stereotypes.
Identify the logical conclusion given a readingselection.
Identify topic, main idea, supporting details, andthemes.
Identify the author’s intent to persuade, inform,entertain, or express feelings from a givenstatement or set of statements.
Use prior knowledge to make predictions,inferences, and draw conclusions about a pieceof literature.
Analyze and evaluate the use of text structure(e.g., sequence, problem-solution, comparison-contrast, description, cause-effect).
Identify the author’s position and purpose forwriting the text.
Identify the characteristics of different passagetypes (e.g., narrative, expository, technical,persuasive).
Interpret the possible influences of the historicalcontext on a literary work.
Recognize ways that literature from differentcultures presents similar themes differentlyacross genres.
Informational Source Comprehension (15% ofentire test)
Follow a given set of directions.
Identify the correct definition of a word whengiven the word in context and a sampledictionary entry in which the definition of theword may be found.
Demonstrate understanding of a label’singredients and directions by selecting theproduct best suited for a specific purpose whengiven a choice of consumer products, inclusiveof food and medicine.
Identify specific information from a printedcommunication (e.g., a memo, postedannouncement, or classified ad).
Identify from an index or table of contents thepage or pages of a publication where specifiedinformation may be found.
Identify the appropriate source for locatinginformation given a specific topic and a list ofinformation sources (e.g., road atlas, cardcatalog, dictionary, owner’s manual, database,encyclopedia).
Analyze the use of headings and subheadings.
Analyze and use text features (e.g., bold text).
Identify appropriate information from a graphicrepresentation of information.
Identify scale readings when given a picture ofa standard measurement instrument.
Use the legend and key of a sample map toidentify specified information.
Identify which product information supports aconclusion that one product is the moreeconomical buy when given descriptions of likeproducts of comparable quality and product
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information (e.g., quantity, delivery charges,costs).
Identify specified information from a sampleyellow page from a telephone book.
Identify specified information from a samplelisting of items and costs (e.g., a menu, movielistings, costs for different groups of people).
MATHEMATICS (20% of entire test)
Numbers and Operations (13% of entire test)
Convert between percents, fractions, anddecimals.
Identify the correct decimal placement in aproduct when given a multiplication probleminvolving decimal numbers (includes division).
Calculate percents (e.g., percent of a number,the percent increase or decrease).
Solve word problems involving percentages.
Use mathematical reasoning or computationalprocedures to solve one- or two-step wordproblems with fractions or decimals.
Divide two fractions or mixed numbers (includesmultiplication).
Add two fractions or mixed numbers with unlikedenominators (includes subtraction).
Use mathematical reasoning or computationalprocedures to solve one- or two-step wordproblems with whole numbers.
Solve word problems involving ratios,proportions, and rate of change.
Estimate the solution to a problem.
Subtract whole numbers with regrouping.
Convert irrational numbers into approximatedecimal form and vice versa
Convert between Roman and Arabic numerals.
Determine the amount of take-home pay whengiven a salary and the deductions for a statedperiod of time.
Identify the cost of a given set of items,exclusive of tax, given an advertisement, menu,or other price list.
Reconcile a checking or savings account whengiven the previous balance and transactions fora period of time.
Apply the order of operations.
Determine, when given information about anevent, the quantity of material needed or cost ofplanning an event.
Compare and order rational numbers.
Algebraic Applications (3% of entire test)
Solve equations with one unknown (e.g., wholenumbers, ratios).
Add, subtract, multiply, and divide polynomialterms.
Translate word phrases and sentences intoexpressions, equations, and inequalities andvice versa.
Solve equations or inequalities involvingabsolute values.
Data Interpretation (2% of entire test)
Organize data using tables, charts, and graphs.
Read and interpret data from line, bar, or circlegraphs.
Determine the dependent and independentvariables of a given set of data.
Measurement (3% of entire test)
Convert quantities from one measurementscale to another measurement scale.
Estimate metric quantities.
Use appropriate units of measure andmeasurement tools to accurately measure thelength, weight, height and volume of an object.
Determine a measurement based on anothergiven measurement (e.g., use a scale on a mapto determine the distance between two cities)

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