TEAS Information


Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS):  ATI TEAS VERSION VII

The ATI TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) test is a proctored, online, multiple choice exam that measures entry level skills and abilities of applicants to JCC's Health Sciences programs. The TEAS test measures your knowledge and skills in the areas of science, math, language and reading. 

Visit https://www.johnstoncc.edu/testing/teas.aspx and ATI (atitesting.com) for additional information.

Please Note:  Applicants must attend an information session to receive a TEAS Testing ticket and schedule a testing date.

Test Format
Total test questions 170 questions
Timed test 209 minutes
Question types Multiple choice, multiple select (select all that apply), fill in the blank, ordered response and hot spots
Reading Section
Minutes to complete 55 minutes
Questions to answer 45 questions
Unscored questions 6 questions
Key ideas and details 15 questions
Craft and Structure 9 questions
Math Section
Minutes to complete 57 minutes
Questions to answer 38 questions
Unscored questions 4 questions
Numbers and Algebra 18 questions
Measurement and Date 16 questions
Science Section
Minutes to complete 60 minutes
Questions to answer 50 questions
Unscored questions 6 questions
Human Anatomy and Physiology 18 questions
Biology 9 questions
Chemistry 8 questions
Scientific Reasoning 9 questions
English and Language Usage Section
Minutes to complete 37 minutes
Questions to answer 37 questions
Unscored questions 4 questions
Conventions of Standard English 12 questions
Knowledge of Language 11 questions
Vocabulary (Ideas are expressed in writing) 6 questions

Changes from TEAS V to TEAS VI or ATI TEAS or TEAS Sixth Edition

Number of questions
Content area percentage and content material
Test time

Why the change?

Health Care is one of the most important professions.  It is vital that employees can perform their duties which includes conducting the day to day activities within the hospital, ensure everything is running smoothly and patients are well take care of and happy.


Developmental indicates that the taker needs improvement before being prepared to enter a Health Science program
Basic the test taker needs minor improvement
Proficient the test taker is ready to enter a Health Science program
Advanced the test take is most likely to do well
Exemplary the test taker should have no problem

Difference from TEAS V TO TEAS VI or ATI TEAS:

Reading: More precise in questions and content area

TEAS V- more general to content areas
TEAS VI-content area have become more specific
TEAS V- content areas left out the detailed information needed in order to study appropriately.
TEAS VI-creators determined reading has become increasingly vital for an incoming nursing student so the test time was extended.

Math: Two sections versus TEAS V four sections

19 of the questions will be related to numbers and operations
4 related to measurement content area 
3 related to data interpretation content
4 related to algebraic applications. These questions will require a little extra time to complete them.
Calculators will be provided with TEAS VI

Science: More focus on Human Anatomy and Physiology

Three main content areas:

7 questions related to Scientific Reasoning
32 questions related  to Human Anatomy and Physiology-considered more important
8 questions related to Life and Physical Sciences-less questions on TEAS VI

English: Questions and test time reduced

Three main content areas:

9 questions related to the Conventions of Standard English
9 questions related to the Knowledge of Language
6 questions related to Vocabulary Acquisition
TEAS VI-Content area broader-not specifying what to expect

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