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As you can see in the comparison chart below, the ATI TEAS Version 7 will be adding a chemistry subcategory and a biology subcategory to the overall science category, an expansion of the English and language usage category and many other small content changes.
In addition, the ATI TEAS Version 7 will have multiple question types or item types beyond multiple-choice. All answers will be scored correct or incorrect. No partial credit will be given to these alternate item type questions. ATI TEAS Version 7 question types include:
- Multiple-Choice Item Types: questions that have four answer options with only one option as the correct answer. In addition to text, some multiple-choice items include charts, exhibits, and graphics.
- Alternate Item Types: These refer to questions that are not your standard multiple-choice, single answer questions. Currently, there are four different alternate item type questions on the ATI TEAS Version 7 exam:
- Multiple Select items: Students will be presented with a list of four or more possible answers to a question and more than 1 may be correct. There will be a note on these question types to “Select all that Apply.” To answer the question correctly, the student must select all correct answers. If all correct answers are not selected, then the question is incorrect. No partial credit is given.
- Supply Answer items: This question type requires students to provide the answer to the question or “fill in the blank” without a set of options. Answers may be text or numerical values.
- Hot Spot items: These questions include an image with two to five clickable areas. Students are required to click on the area of the image identified as the correct response.
- Ordered Response items: These questions require students to place a set of response options in the correct order. Students drag between four and six response options from a box on the left to an empty box on the right. The question is answered correctly only if the student places all correct options in the correct order within the box on the right. If an option is out of order, then the question is incorrect. No partial credit will be given.
The ATI TEAS Version 7 is comprised of four content areas: reading, math, science, and English and language usage. The TEAS 7 contains 39 reading, 34 math, 44 science, and 33 English and language usage scored items. The table below displays the breakdown of each content area into sub-content areas and the number of questions in each category as well as time limits. As seen in the table, there are 170 total items assessed on the ATI TEAS Version 7, which includes 150 scored items and 20 un-scored, pretest items.
The TEAS 6 and TEAS 7 exam scores are equated which means schools may accept a TEAS 6 or a TEAS 7 exam score and compare across all applicants and TEAS 6 and TEAS 7 scores. If you have already taken the ATI TEAS 6 exam and achieved your desired score, you should not have to take the ATI TEAS 7. Please check with the school(s) where you are applying to understand their admissions requirements prior to registering for a TEAS exam.
All schools and testing centers will be switched over to the TEAS 7 exam on June 3, 2022. At that time, the TEAS 6 exam will be retired, and students will be required to take the ATI TEAS Version 7 exam beginning June 3, 2022 and beyond.
Official ATI TEAS prep was released on February 24, 2022 and is available at www.atitesting.com/teas-prep. Our Official ATI TEAS Prep will be aligned to the ATI TEAS Version 7 exam. This new prep has been validated to prepare you for the ATI TEAS Version 6 as well if you should choose to take the TEAS 6 exam prior to the TEAS 7 release.
ATI conducted research with subject matter experts in nursing education, math, science, reading, and English to ensure the test blueprint reflects evolving Common Core State Standards as well as nursing, and allied health program criteria. These experts were recruited nationally and represent all program types.
During its 20-year existence, the TEAS has undergone 6 blueprint reviews and revisions.
Specifically, nursing and allied health programs have relied on it to:
- Evaluate applicants’ academic preparedness for nursing and allied health studies
- Reduce attrition
- Increase student retention