Mosby's AssessTest

  1. Has anyone here taken these? If so, is this a requirment by your school or a tool they use? I recently took mine and our school requires a 50% to pass, well, I got a 39% PERCENTILE, but a 61% overall. So, I have to retake it. Just wondering what other schools require this. I have heard our school is the only one that requires these to pass.
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  3. by   Rena RN 2003
    we are required to take it at my school. we have to score a 60 percent or higher or we have to take an nclex-review class our final quarter that would otherwise be optional. we took the test at the end of last quarter and just got our results back a couple of weeks go. i scored a 70%.
  4. by   jessjoy
    We have to take it on May 1st. We must pass it or retake it once before graduation. If we dont pass the second time we get an Incomplete for the class until we do pass it. Whats the test like? Is it like a mock NCLEX? Out teachers have told us nothing other than we have to pass it.
  5. by   NurseDixie
    At our school, the students in my class who are graduating in May have been taking it for about a week, they only schedule about 4-5 a day. Even the students who usually make A's on most tests are making 50-60's on this,they also have to retake it if they don't make a 70 on it . But I don't think it keeps them from graduating if they don't make a 70 the second time. I don't graduate until December, so I don't take it until then. They also have to take the Mosby's test in a week or so. I think they have to pay to take it. They're offering an NCLEX review at our school, it costs over $200, a few are taking it, too.
  6. by   NurseDixie
    I meant they have to take the Saunders test in a few weeks, that's the one they have to pay to take. Sorry for the mix-up.
  7. by   litebrite
    We had to take it but they didn't say anything if the score was bad. I am assuming that they would interevene with some help or something. They told us it was an indicator on how well you will do the boards. We used to take these sort of tests 3 times a year so we were used to them. Plus, the tests they gave us for classes and stuff were like those questions. If I haven't taken a test like that before, I don't think I would have done very well. I would want to take a review course and get some tutoring or assistance of some kind before boards so I was prepared.
  8. by   jfpruitt
    What our class does is try and divide them up. So many students remember so many of the questions so if any of us have to retake it, we have most of the questions. However, this year, alot of people didn't do that, so I'm scared I won't make the 75% I need. You work the whole semester to pass the course itself, and then if you don't pass the Mosby's, you fail regardless if you have a straight A. So, your whole 2 years of school come down to this one test. It's supposed to be an indicator of how well you do on boards, however, I think its ridiculous to base your graduation on them. We also have NLN's that we must pass in order to graduate. Luckily, I passed those with flying colors. The school has the questions and answers to the Mosby's that we have to retake, I was hoping someone here might have them too.
  9. by   essarge
    I purchased Mosby's assessTest online so that I could practice. It is the 2003 version. I don't graduate until next year but I thought it would be a good review over the summer. When you take it, you send your answer sheet in and they send you the results in the mail. The ISBN number is 0-323-01951-X and I got it at I don't remember how much I paid for it right now though. Hope this helps!
  10. by   UVaRN2Be
    I did the Mosby assess test today and the overall score was a 99% chance of passing Nclex. The individual areas were mostly 95% each. I guessed on alot of them and was scared to see my score. I dont think it is correct. Just seems weird that everyone I spoke to at school after the test got 90% and above. Some did score in 45% in individual areas though.