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Failed the TEAS test

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I have a question , I just took my TEAS test about a month ago I had studied for about three months. I studied about 3 to 4 hours a day I took a practice test and scored 76%. Because I get a lot of anxiety during testing I was able to get extended time and a paper test. My results just came back getting 24% I completely think this is ridiculous and I’m asking them to re-score has anybody ever  this issue . I am having a hard time because I really felt good about this test . 
many comment would be helpful . Very discouraged,

londonflo

Specializes in oncology. Has 44 years experience.

Was your answer sheet one with the 'test bubbles'? Maybe you got off a line. Something had to have happened for sure. 

Sounds Lilke that but how would I know that I called the manager but they couldn’t tell me that . 
thank you thou. The issue I am haveing is that schools take your first test score  you take . 

Thank you for your input anything else would be helpful 

londonflo

Specializes in oncology. Has 44 years experience.

I am not familiar with the TEAS itself. I am surprised that your local schools of nursing depend on the first score. Does your school of choice admit by a 'point' system? Maybe you can get more points somewhere else. Have you taken all your prerequisites? It never hurts to make an appointment with the admission advisors to get their viewpoint. A school wants the highest academic qualifications possible for student admissions. Ask the admission commitee what you can do to improve your chances. Have you considered taking the test again just to see if you can establish a better score?

Yes it is on a point system , And once I receive the 24 I decided to retake it on a computer instead of using a Scantron. And I received a 76%. But the problem is my school of choose will only take my first test . And I have to wait a full calendar year to retake my test again . And I have done well in my GE’s . But just discourage because the test is worth 15 pts. 

londonflo

Specializes in oncology. Has 44 years experience.

  If your 'school of choice' will only take the first score, then it is time to look for another school of nursing. Still, I still recommend meeting with the advisor and pleading your case. 

 

3 hours ago, Cathy santillan said:

I decided to retake it on a computer instead of using a Scantron. And I received a 76%. But the problem is my school of choose will only take my first test . And I have to wait a full calendar year to retake my test again

Why were you able to turn around and take it again but now cannot take it for a year?

londonflo

Specializes in oncology. Has 44 years experience.

Just another thought here. If you can take any other required courses other than nursing knock them back. AND get a handle on your test anxiety. Go to the student success department and make a plan to desensitize yourself or other ways to cope with testing. In nursing school and for licensure you will take high stakes tests - I say this not to scare you or be mean, rather to get you to strategize so you can do well on the actual nursing program and its tests.

On 10/4/2020 at 3:43 PM, londonflo said:

  If your 'school of choice' will only take the first score, then it is time to look for another school of nursing. Still, I still recommend meeting with the advisor and pleading your case. 

Why were you able to turn around and take it again but now cannot take it for a year?

Some schools use your first TEAS score within the last 12 months for applications. It prevents people from taking the test over and over again just to get a higher score. Some schools are 6 months, some are most recent score. You can take the test as many times as you're willing to pay for it, but the school decides which score they use for admissions. During my applications I noticed that the most competitive schools had the strictest policies. 

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Thank you for all the wonderful input. To update I went to all my schools of choose and asked the Dean to make an exception and I have received one yes out of the 3 I sent . So yeah !! My question for any local California resident to the Orange County area to get more pts having my CNA Certificate gives me more pts. Do you recommend any CNA certification programs in my area .