TEAS V

Hello everyone,
The TEAS sticky is great for general TEAS questions, but I wanted to start a more specific TEAS thread for TEAS V.

For anyone who has taken both 4.0 and V, was there a big difference? If so what are the differences?

Is it okay to use the 4.0 study guide for V?

Did you take the online practice exams for both? Is it worth it to take the V practice exam if you have already taken 4.0 at least once.

If you took the V practice exams, how was it? Would you recommend it?

Please list anything else that is helpful.

I am applying to CSN this summer for the Spr 12 cohort. Actually I have relaxed a bit because I realized with the point system that as long as I get at least a 64% adjusted score I should still be accepted because of the amount of points I have already. Yay but I would still like to get at least an 85% or up for my ego's sake lol. Thanks for the quick reply btw

I took the TEAS V in February and scored proficient. I was petrified that I wouldn't get in but my GPA was high. And I just got my acceptance letter to GPC today! I am so happy!

Welp just in case you were wondering I passed with a 90.7%!!!! The science was so random and the chemistry and physics was out of left field as usual. But I did better than I expected!! yay for passing the teas!

Welp just in case you were wondering I passed with a 90.7%!!!! The science was so random and the chemistry and physics was out of left field as usual. But I did better than I expected!! yay for passing the teas!
Hi! Was the actual test anything like the ATI practice test?

Hi! Was the actual test anthing like the ATI practice test?

I just ordered the ati TEAS V study manual and one online practice test form A tonightfrom ATI after reading various comments on this discussion board. I also registered and joined thehealthscience tonight. I take the TEAS V just a little over a month from now and I'm nervous. I did not do that well last Dec on the math and science portion of TEAS IV. However, I did not put enough time and effort to prepare and I was more focused on my pre-req courses that semester. I'm not taking any classes this summer (health reasons) but I've been having a hard time focusing. I've been studying/reviewing some of the math and science. While I'm waiting for my TEAS V manual I will be reviewing my A&P topics, chemistry topics (I saw mentioned on the blog tonight) and Using my math book and notes for practice also. I have more time on my hand so I look forward to coming back and and letting you all know that I did much better than last time! Thank you all for taking time to share valuable info. You all have helped me get motivated again! I really needed that. If anyone else who has recently taken TEAS version V please share your experience and any good advice. It all helps!!

I'm completely shocked to hear that ANYONE passed TEAS V. To hear anyone describe the test as "not that hard" is also amazing. I took the test twice. . .passed all but the reading comp section on my first try (shy by 2 points). I'll preface all of this by saying that I have 2 previous college degrees in non-science math fields. I took 4 semesters of math pre-reqs to get up to speed (solid A's in all). The college (Harrison) that I was trying to get into rolls the Anatomy and Physiology and Chemistry into the program to I haven't had those classes before. I studied my butt off for the TEAS. . .3 hours a night for a month prior. I scored high on English and Math. . .barely scooted by on Science. The reading comp is tough and subjective. I reviewed the reading comp practice tests with a some friends who are profs at other universities and they had a difficult time with it. I have 2 friends who are practicing nurses. . .one who went through a tough, private university less than 4 years ago and is a successful nurse now. She wasn't required to take a TEAS test at all. Another friend who is currently going through a nursing program but well into it took TEAS IV and said it was much easier than TEAS V. Again, she's successful in her program and doing well. After I came up short the second time I spoke with the admissions counselor about the test and he said very few pass it. . .so few that Harrison doesn't even have enough to fill their program. He also said they are "considering a change in the test." If you passed TEAS V count yourself very fortunate. You're one of the few. As I mentioned, I have 2 previous college degrees and the hurdles required to get into nursing school are crazy. I understand tough curriculum, but just getting in is nearly impossible. . .and unnecessarily so.

How much Physics is on the TEAS? I dont even know what Physics is and never have taken a class on it. I also dont see it in the TEAS V study guide. should I buy a physics textbook and go over the basics??

There's not that much physics on the test and it's somewhat common sense. Lots of chemical analysis though. . .if you don't know your chemistry you'll have a hard time. The TEAS V study guide is a must. The reading section is the trickiest. It seems easy even in the study guide, but the actual test is more difficult.

How did you score so highly on the reading and science? A 75% on science is really good. If you've taken TEAS V then you don't have to take TEAS IV. TEAS V is much more difficult that TEAS IV. Are you a recent high school grad who had chemistry in H.S.?

I have taken the TEAS TEST and I failed Big Time! I feel so stupid!!!!

Don't worry... I have been studying for the test for three months A's in all my sciences classes and still recieved the same score I think my nerves and the clock got to me!

Don't worry... I have been studying for the test for three months A's in all my sciences classes and still recieved the same score I think my nerves and the clock got to me!
can anyone suggest a study guide for the teas

I have the Ati and studied it cover to cover, I felt it was simlar to the actual test ,but the science was all over the place. I consider myself a "smart student" and I'm so ashumed of my score... when I took the two practice tests I scored in the 80's and now on the actual it was 68.7... I'm trying to stay positive since I have time to take it again for the UCF nursing program ,but it's so hard especially since I need 16pts more

Hi all... where do I find the sticky for the TEAS V?

I do not see a "sticky" link/

Thanks!

I didnt take the teas 4.0 I took teas back in 2002 some maybe it was the teas 2 at the time lol recenctly I took the teas 2x in a 30 day span and got a 50% each time Ive studied the ati book I didnt do much practice question and maybe thats my down fall Im already a LPN tyring to complete the RN program and GOD dont they make it hard. I thought I knew alot but this test says other wise I dont know what to do at this point if anybody has any advice on were to get free testing or and advice it would be helpful I really need to pass this test.

The McGraw-Hill book that a lot of forums are referring to on all these threads is heavily flawed... with many mistakes in the answer key.

Can anyone who got a 66.7% Adjusted Individual Total Score or thereabouts... and whose TEAS Score Report reads "Program Type: BSN" let me know what their "Percentile Rank - Program" is? Thanks!!

We are waiting for the school that my husband applied to do some kind of conversion, since he took it at a community college and they assigned him a Program Type of PN. This affects the scoring of his Percentile Rank - Program - which is all he needs to figure out to see if he can get into the program. (ATI isn't much help on this unless you're calling from a school.)

I purchased the ATI TEAS V manual and later decided to do the online practice tests as well. I highly recommend purchasing the ATI TEAS V complete study guide which includes the manual and the online tests for two reasons: it is much more cost effective and the online tests are much more difficult and cover more in-depth material. If you are like me and have been out of school more than twenty years (yikes...am I really that old!) than it is worth the money. I take my test Saturday so I'll keep you posted.
Where can I buy the manual and on-line tests study guide? What does "ATI" stand for? I am really new to this as you can see!

I am gearing up to take TEAS V, and just yesterday I decided to take one of the practice assessments to get a taste of how the test is going to be and just what I needed to spend some extra time studying.....
I got a 76.7% overall. so now I'm really curious to know what kind of score that is. I found the science section to be harder than I had anticipated (( I really thought I was okay in that dept--NOT)) A lot more chemistry than I would've liked..... and I struggled w the algebra section!~no surprise there.

if you've taken it...please share your TEAS

scores~~thanks!!

Can anyone that has already taken the exam let me know is the math portion of the test really difficult. I know there are a lot of fractions from what everyone is saying in this forum, but is it basic fractions? Like if I am familiar and good with basic adding, subtracting, multiplying, and division of fractions should I be ok? Are the fraction questions in the ATI study manual close to the equations I should see on the actual test. Thank you so much!!!!

Where can I buy the manual and on-line tests study guide? What does "ATI" stand for? I am really new to this as you can see!
I ordered the TEAS V manual on Amazon and paid $22.77, something like that. The ATI website is selling it for $42 ... seriously, a little Googling goes a long way ...

ATI stands for Awful Testing Incident ....

LMAO ... could not resist .... actually, it's Assessment Technologies Institute, the company that administers the test.

I took my test last Thursday... and my scores are still not posted on the ATI website... I'm guessing something went wrong here... I'M SO ANXIOUS TO SEE MY SCORES!!! haha

P.S. The forum has helped a lot! Thanks guys!

I took my test last Thursday... and my scores are still not posted on the ATI website... I'm guessing something went wrong here... I'M SO ANXIOUS TO SEE MY SCORES!!! haha

P.S. The forum has helped a lot! Thanks guys!


So how did you do PAMQ? And was there a lot of Chem questions. I take my exam this Friday and I'm super nervous! I've been going through the chemistry like a mad women lol Also I've been reading that there is not that many AP questions. Is that true?

yes, the math questions in the ati study book are the same kind of questions on the exam. not the exact same ones, but the same kind of math.

the fractions are basic. adding, multiplying, subtracting, dividing, mixed fractions to imperfect fractions (or vice versa). maybe the toughest fraction questions just ask which fraction is larger. or they'll give you a string of numbers, including decimals, and they'll ask you to put them in order of smallest to largest.

the algebra consists of absolute values and adding or multiplying polynomials. all stuff you can do without a calculator.

Did any one order the TEAS V study guide? did that help?

willowita--Thank you so much!! I am really good at that math now. I have been studying for a week straight and got all those type of problems figured out. Do you have any tips for the other portions of the exam... At my school we are required to score a 76 in Reading, 75 in Math, 56 in Science, and a 70 in English. I am going through the science portion now and boy oh boy is that tough. Not the concept just memorization. I am writing notes on the most important topics and concepts. Hopefully in 3 weeks I will be ready to take the test.

In all honesty, I think the biggest factor is keeping track of the time. I was slow in the reading section because I kept going back and re-reading passages. When they called that 5 minutes were left I still had about 7 more questions. So I had to rush through those and I'm sure I made careless mistakes. Same thing with the math. So learn to manage the time they give you and not to spend too much on any one question. And if you do run out of time, just bubble something in. Better to have a 1 in 4 chance than no chance of being right.

For the science, I'd say that if you've taken chem, A&P, and bio then you should be fine. For chem, just make sure you know the basics (how many electrons and protons are in a specific element, what the subatomic particles are, what an isotope is) plus a little about hydrocarbons, solubility, alkenes, and alkynes. A&P info is just about how systems work. Not as detailed as an A&P class. Bio questions cover organelles of a cell, the scientific method, scientific reasoning, knowledge about DNA and RNA, prokaryote vs eukaryote, phenotype/genotype, and figuring out how many offspring will get either a dominant or recessive gene. This is all in the ATI book.

I hope this helps and good luck!

I ordered the TEAS V study guide,(haven't taken the test yet) and everything I've read here, people say it really helps. There's no way I wouldve taken the test without the study guide. It gives you an idea of what to expect. I even took the online pre-assessment test and I'm glad again, to know what to expect on the actual test. I am not taking any chances!

Can anyone who got a 66.7% Adjusted Individual Total Score or thereabouts... and whose TEAS Score Report reads "Program Type: BSN" let me know what their "Percentile Rank - Program" is? Thanks!!

We are waiting for the school that my husband applied to do some kind of conversion, since he took it at a community college and they assigned him a Program Type of PN. This affects the scoring of his Percentile Rank - Program - which is all he needs to figure out to see if he can get into the program. (ATI isn't much help on this unless you're calling from a school.)

Hi all I took the TEAS this past saturday. I DID NOT study because I took this as a practice even tho I did buy the two practice tests online. I wanted to see where I stand and what I need to focus on based on other people in my school.

Future Nurse here are my scores:
Program Type: BSN
Adjusted Individual Total Score: 66.7%
ATI Academic Preparedness Level: Proficient
Mean - National: 64.3%
Mean - Program: 70.6%
Percentile Rank - National - 56
Percentile Rank - Program - 36
Reading Adjusted Individual Score 73.8%
Mathematics A.I.S. 83.3%
Science A.I.S. 52.1%
English and Language Usage A.I.S. 66.0%

The Math part I left 4 blank my time ran out. Science was tough I haven't taken science in a year. English I deff have to read over. Now time to study for this test I have till June 7 to learn everything I can.

I haven't had math in a while, just wondering if anyone can help me understand the rules for Order of Operations better? I know PEMDAS. The example in ATI book pg. 50.. #1 says to solve for -2(3-5+2).

So following PEMDAS, I begin with the parenthesis..but I don't get why subtract first and not add?

I know that sometimes you just solve from left to right..but if the problem had said "5x2" instead of "5+2"..then I'd be using PEMDAS. Really confused..

thanks!

If you have a mix of addition and subtraction, doesn't matter how it's arranged, always go from left to right. You don't add first or subtract first. You just take it left to right.

Going from L to R in the parenthesis we have 3-5 is -2, +2 is 0. Now you can multiply this answer by -2, which gives you 0.

The problem with adding 5+2 is that the number in the problem is not 5, it is -5. So if you added the 5+2, you're ignoring the sign and you'll have a different answer. So just take it L to R and you'll be good.

Okay so I got my scores back... My scores are actually pretty bad, but there it goes:

Overall score: 86.0%

Percentile rank- national: 97
Percentile rank- program: 94

Reading: 83.3%
Percentile rank- program: 79

Math: 96.7%
Percentile rank- program: 98

Science: 83.3%
Percentile rank- program: 94

English: 73.3%
Percentile rank- program: 72 :/

PAMQ- Good job! That's a good score. How was the science section? I take mine tomorrow now and I have been stressing about the science section all day today. Heard it was pretty hard. I have both the ATI study guide and the Mcgraw-Hill.

willowita- Thank you so much for your help. In my school I have to score a 56% on science, 75% on Math, 75% Reading, 70% in grammar. We are not required to score high in science due to not taking the pre-reqs first. I am almost there I took 2 practice tests in science and I am scoring 70 and 74%. Math I am on the button but I have a friend tutoring me with a few of the equations. My biggest thing will probably be English... i am going to brush up on that over the next 2 weeks and I should be good for the test. Thanks again and I will let you know how I do on the exam!!!

PAMQ...why do you think that's a bad score??? from everything I'm hearing/seeing, that is actually an awesome score!!! I heard the national mean is like 68% or something. I'm hoping for something similar ...imo~GREAT JOB
((which btw, I'm taking tomorrow...ugh...but I feel ready, so we'll see))

I just bought the Practice Manual today. I am scheduled to take the exam on October 16th. Hopefully that is plenty of time to get prepared. I am not the best test taker. I need at least a 75% to be considered for the Accelerated Nursing program.

I just confirmed my test for Nov 5, wish me luck on this thing!

About to go see if I can register for a repeat on this test; not sure what version they administer but a lot are using this version. I just purchased the study guide at amazon already have Mcgraw off to study some more....

Willowita-Hi with the time samething, happen ran out of time So probably would have had a Perfect score.In Math-93.3% Science-68.8 Reading-78.2 English-72%.So guys watch the time,but can you or anyone give me tips to boost my score up for READING &ENGLISH PLEASE. I only need a 76in reading 70 in,english 53 in science 75 in math.PLEASE HELP!!! email me:[email protected] need only help tips for Reading&English.I plan to take my test 04/15/12 Thanks in,advance

Well, just got finished with my exam. (TEAS V)
PHEW! that was intense! ((in my opinion))
my Adjusted Individual total score is a 78.7%
the National mean is 63.6%
the Program mean is 64.7%

88th percentile rank national
88th percentile rank program

I'm pretty happy with those scores.
Good Luck to all of you yet to take it.....it took everything I had!! and I'm sooo glad its over!!!

I have only taken V, but was told by ATI that the exams cover the same content, just a different layout. Also, I have gone through both study books & the only difference there was the organization of material. Same stuff, just laid out better in the V study book. The practice tests helped but I think the best thing to do (if you have several shots at the test) is to just take it, see exactly what you did well on & which areas gave you the most trouble, then hammer out those trouble sections. I spent 5 months studying for it & could've gone without studying for everything except physical science. I'd just do a general review, take it & then improve upon your weakest areas. Good luck!

Congrats Flutterbye. I have until friday, can't wait to be done.

The periodic table is provided for you. Don't waste time on that. All formulas and conversions are also given.

For anyone that has taken the TEAS V on computer: I know the 4 sections are timed, but say a section gives you 51 minutes and you finish it in 40 minutes, are you allowed to submit that section and move on to the next one? OR do you have to wait until everyone in the room has finished the same section before going to the next?

I was hoping to complete the exam in a shorter amount of time since I am trying to leave ASAP from the test to go somewhere else. Nothing scheduled, but would like to get there sooner than later.

I took the 4.0 on the computer and I assume it would be the same as 5.0 and yes you are able to move ahead with time remaining there is a place on the bottom right that takes you to the next section. You don't have to be there the whole 3 1/2 hrs unless you want to.

I took the TEAS V yesterday, but used the study guide for the TEAS 4. I got a 95% in Reading, 93% in Math, 79% in Science, and a 96% in Grammar; total score of 90%. I didn't take any online practice tests, but went through the study guide. It wasn't too difficult, really. I have taken science prerequisite courses recently, though, so that info was fairly fresh. Good luck everyone!

I took the 4.0 on the computer and I assume it would be the same as 5.0 and yes you are able to move ahead with time remaining there is a place on the bottom right that takes you to the next section. You don't have to be there the whole 3 1/2 hrs unless you want to.
Oh good, thank you. I am pretty sure I won't need the entire time alloted for the English section and the Reading one, based on the questions I have done it's going to be OK. I rather save my energy for the math and science

good job!! I got mine today !!!
Adjusted Individual Total Score: 76.0%
ATI Academic
Preparedness Level:Proficient
Mean - National: 63.3%
Mean - Program: 68.9%
Percentile Rank - National: 83
Percentile Rank - Program: 70

I dont know how school evaluates the score. A friend going to Clayton State University told me that they go by individual section. Every single section must be higher than the mean national program. I dont know if it is true. BTW, I am applying to GPC, Kennesaw State, and North Georgia College and State University. Any one share experience in how school interpret TEAS V score, please!!

Hi guys, I just took my Teas V exam last week, and didn't score that well. My adjusted individual score was 68 % and it places me as proficient. What are the chances of me getting in BHSN now ... :-(

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