What Are All of These Tests???

  1. Hello, All:

    I have never heard of any of the tests I see mentioned on the site. Can someone educate me on the following?

    -TEAS
    -.NET
    -HESI
    -ATI

    Thanks!
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  3. by   ♪♫ in my ♥
    TEAS - An entrance exam analogous to the SAT. It tests subject matter in math, reading, science, and language. Some schools use it as part of the admissions process.

    NET - Another entrance exam which as sections covering math, reading, test-taking skills, stress level, social interaction, and learning style.

    HESI - Health Education Systems, Inc (HESI) has a variety of tests including entrance exams, specialty exams, and an exit exam which seeks to validate the graduate's knowledge and predict the likelihood of them passing the NCLEX.

    ATI - Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) is another company liek HESI that has a variety of tests. In our program we take subject-matter ATI tests as the finals in our classes and then a comprehensive test in order to graduate. The comprehensive test seeks to predict the likelihood of passing the NCLEX.
  4. by   walktheline
    Good grief! Thanks.

    My ADN program has been in the high 90s to 100 % pass rate for the last several years, and they have none of these tests.

    Thanks.
  5. by   MedSurgeMess
    for most states they are a requirement, maybe not for your state. They are kinda helpful, as they get you in NCLEX test mode
  6. by   iteachob
    Quote from strong_willed
    for most states they are a requirement, maybe not for your state. They are kinda helpful, as they get you in NCLEX test mode
    Not state requirements..........school requirements. Individual schools make these decisions. Where I teach we do use the NET (for admission decisions) and the HESI; these are not a requirement for every school in the state.
  7. by   MedSurgeMess
    I was thinking more in line with the ATI....Indiana requires testing to gauge student learning, and ATI is most common used. I don't know that a specific test is required, but I know some states do require some sort of testing for various programs.

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