ATI really a good NCLEX predictor?

  1. My adjusted individual total ATI score is 71.3%. Supposedly this means that have a 90% chance of passing the NCLEX on the first attempt. Does anyone know if this really means anything? Anyone with first hand experience? For those who passed on their first attempt, what was your ATI score?
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  3. by   okidoki
    Just don't rely of predictions. When I tried ATI, I got around 96% chance of passing the exam. But, I didn't make it. Just study hard, more practice test, have faith that we will pass, and pray. I think, with that formula, I will now pass the exam the next time I will sit in the testing center of pearsonvue.
  4. by   caliotter3
    Most of the people in my class failed the end of program exams, yet passed the boards. I wouldn't place too much emphasis on the results. Tests that keep one from graduating from their program have the most impact.
  5. by   kgh31386
    My opinion of the ATI is not a good one. We take one for each class, each semester. We get the % and it will tell us our level we earned(Below level 1 to a level 3). Here's how it breaks down for me. I make high B's and A's...but I end up usually getting below Level 1 on the ATI, my score is in the 50's or 60's. The ppl in my class who are failing, get Level 2's usually or higher. Last semester in my med/surg class, I had an 88 avg, but got a 56% on the ATI, below level 1. Of the 54 ppl who failed, I talked to at least 35 of them who got a Level 1 or 2. Maybe I will fail the NCLEX, maybe I won't...but this prediction doesn't seem accurate as of right now. I SWEAR they make those results randomly, I think they weigh different questions differently...but either way I don't like ATI.
  6. by   D1914
    opinion of the ATI is not a good one. We take one for each class, each semester. We get the % and it will tell us our level we earned(Below level 1 to a level 3). Here's how it breaks down for me. I make high B's and A's...but I end up usually getting below Level 1 on the ATI, my score is in the 50's or 60's. The ppl in my class who are failing, get Level 2's usually or higher. Last semester in my med/surg class, I had an 88 avg, but got a 56% on the ATI, below level 1. Of the 54 ppl who failed, I talked to at least 35 of them who got a Level 1 or 2. Maybe I will fail the NCLEX, maybe I won't...but this prediction doesn't seem accurate as of right now. I SWEAR they make those results randomly, I think they weigh different questions differently...but either way I don't like ATI.
    If you were in my program, you wouldn't get a chance to sit for NCLEX. Our crappy school ties ATI score to progression for almost every couse. Even courses like nurse leadership. So you could have gotten an A+ in the course and clinical, but if you scored below a level II (two attempts) on the ATI then you receive an F for the course and a U for the clinical. You then have to retake the entire course and the clinical. It's complete horse-ish, and we have lost quite a few students who in my opinion would've had made really great nurses.
  7. by   nursing queen
    the main thing about ati is that it would let u know where is ur weak area once u grasp that then start mastering in that area it doesn't matter from where the book is a good source and then u go back an u test and see if it made a difference in u r score and so on......
  8. by   diana2520
    Quote from D1914
    If you were in my program, you wouldn't get a chance to sit for NCLEX. Our crappy school ties ATI score to progression for almost every couse. Even courses like nurse leadership. So you could have gotten an A+ in the course and clinical, but if you scored below a level II (two attempts) on the ATI then you receive an F for the course and a U for the clinical. You then have to retake the entire course and the clinical. It's complete horse-ish, and we have lost quite a few students who in my opinion would've had made really great nurses.
    i know this is old post but that scool need to be rechecked....failing someone because of a score on ATI ..even when you have passed the class ????????????

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