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Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)

The Test of Essential Academic Skills, proctored by the Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI TEAS), is needed for admission into the Practical Nursing (LPN) program. It’s a 170 question multiple-choice assessment of basic academic knowledge in reading, mathematics, science, and English language usage. The objectives assessed on the ATI  TEAS exam are those which nurse educators deemed most appropriate and relevant to measure entry level skills and abilities of nursing program applicants.

ATI TEAS contains four subtests which cost $115 and is paid directly to ATI. All subtests contain multiple-choice items with one correct answer.

Content Area Number of Questions Amount of Time Allowed
Reading 53 64
Mathematics 36 54
Science 53 63
English and Language Usage     28 28
Total 170 209 (3 hours 29 minutes)

How to schedule the test

TEAS is now offered online by the Assessment Technologies Institute. Create your account and register at the ATI TEAS Test registration page.

Click here for helpful information which will guide you through testing TEAS remotely.


Please email the Testing Center at testingcenter@edmonds.edu for more information.