I am soo very frustrated. I took the TEAS on Friday and passed. I was very happy until my bubble busted. I attend Ivy Tech in Gary. ( Honestly, I hate
No one seems to know anything. I ask questions and everyone tells a different story. GGRRR. Anywho, my composite score was 76.5%. The deal with them is the same as the other Ivytech's. THey take the composite score and add it to the grades. My grades are A's for the pre-req's so I will be getting all the available points for those. Should I retest. I don't know what to do. Hey I thought a counselor was suppose to counsel you. Any help from you guys would be GREATLY appreciated.
Dec 5, '06
actually, the TEAS "adjusted composite score" does include the curve. your "adjusted composite score" is composed of the number of questions you answered correctly divided by the total number of questions on the test, which is then adjusted for the difficulty of the test form taken. they give out several different test forms (some easier, some harder), so they have to adjust it accordingly so everyone's tests are somewhat equivalent when graded.
in the CSU (california state university) system, they all use the adjusted composite scores as one of the criteria to determine your stance for the nursing program. the "percentile rank - program" score is only showing how your adjusted composite score is ranked among the other students' scores (either the same as your score or lower) who took that test with you at your school.
congrats on your passing grade! i would suggest you retake the test though because who knows, what if you get a higher score? it's better to just pay another test fee and spend another extra day retaking the test rather than waiting another semester in case your test score isn't high enough.
from personal experience, i received a high score on the TEAS, but decided to retake it juuuust in case i could get higher, and i did (my school is extremely competitive to get in). i'm really glad i had the opportunity to retake the test. plus, taking it the second time helped calm my nerves and i wasn't as nervous. good luck!
Last edit by mommy_xo on Dec 5, '06