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I recent purchased the practice exam A and B on the ATI website. I took them both and got a 75 and 77. It won't let me look back at the questions/my answers.... WHY!??! Am I just dumb or is this true???

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Is this your first attempt with A and B? If so, you can retake it again. If you want to take a look at your questions along with answers, you should do one section at a time. You don't need to go immediately to the next section. It will know where you stopped. But once you're done with the entire practice exam, it won't let you go back. 

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@donna6250 I am about to take Practice Exam A and B this weekend. So what you're saying is once I finish one exction for example science, I t will be graded and I can go back and review questions I missed. Then after I review the science section, I can move on to the next section, say math? And once I finish Math, I can no longer back to science? I learn better after reviewing the question with answers, and I am hoping I can do that with the practice exams. 

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On 11/26/2018 at 4:34 PM, gopats1234 said:

Hi everyone

I recent purchased the practice exam A and B on the ATI website. I took them both and got a 75 and 77. It won't let me look back at the questions/my answers.... WHY!??! Am I just dumb or is this true???

According the original date of this post I am assuming you have taking the ATI TEAS, if so how was it comparable to the ATI practice exams A and B?

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On 7/2/2019 at 2:40 PM, mchlstvn said:

@donna6250 I am about to take Practice Exam A and B this weekend. So what you're saying is once I finish one exction for example science, I t will be graded and I can go back and review questions I missed. Then after I review the science section, I can move on to the next section, say math? And once I finish Math, I can no longer back to science? I learn better after reviewing the question with answers, and I am hoping I can do that with the practice exams. 

Hi there! I have not taken the real teas yet but have taken both A and B practice. 

With them, you test in this order: reading, math, science, English. After you answer each and every question, it immediately tells you what the correct answer is and why. You can pause here as you go and take notes. Or you can go back later, but only while you are still on that section. So say you finish Math, before you start answering science questions, you select that you are ready to finalize and move on. Once you move on, you can only go forward. From what I understand, this is how the real teas is structured as well. You can’t go back and change answers after moving to the next section, but you can go back before then. (Though obviously, they won’t tell you immediately if what you answered was right or wrong).

You also get, after completing the practice exams, a tidy graph pointing out your weak areas of each section that you can access at anytime.

keep in mind you also are able to take each A and B two whole times. But you have to finish the first attempt all the way before a second attempt. You can’t take reading twice before taking math for the first time, etc.

hope that helps!

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@Etak That was very helpful, thanks for explaining it! I am about to take Practice Exam A part 1 right now. 

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On 7/4/2019 at 3:25 PM, mchlstvn said:

@Etak That was very helpful, thanks for explaining it! I am about to take Practice Exam A part 1 right now. 

How did it go, Mchlstvn?

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@Etak The Practice Exam was very similar to the actual TEAS exam. I'm glad that I took the practice exams, but wish that I've studied more. I average 77% on both Practice Exam A and B and got a 72% on the TEAS. 

 

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@mchlstvn I didn't realize you were taking the teas as well! Thank you for the update. I'm taking mine in mid-August and have been studying off and on for a few weeks. I have a summer course I'm taking now that ends in a week, then I'll be focusing exclusively on teas. 

Any tips on where to focus? I did fairly well on A and B (88% and 93.3%, respectively) but am paranoid that that was a fluke. I need a minimum of 91 to even apply to my top choice school, need more like a 95 to have a snowball's chance. 

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@Etak Not a fluke, the TEAS exam is very similar to the Practice Test, as in the setup of questions, format. The only difference I recall was the timer per sections is not 8:20:00. Which reminds me, I'm sure you won't have a problem with math, but I got cut short on time with only one questions left. So my advice is to go quickly on the math, and with the remaining time go back if you need to recheck your answers. However, I scored 80's on A & B on the science portion on the Practice but on the actual TEAS, I scored 70.2%. I got a lot of Life Science (Chemistry) questions which I knew was my weakness. I would say Science is very random. English/Language Usage was my worst 58.3%. I thought I was doing really well on. You're in good shape with those practice A&B scores. From here on out keep doing practice questions, and practice with a timer if you aren't already. Sorry for any of this doesn't make sense, I'm just rumbling with all my thoughts about the TEAS. I wish I could take it again, but the program I'm applying is a one-time pass attempt deal. If you have any more questions feel free to ask. 

What RN program are you applying that requires you to score about 91%???

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34 minutes ago, mchlstvn said:

@Etak Not a fluke, the TEAS exam is very similar to the Practice Test, as in the setup of questions, format. The only difference I recall was the timer per sections is not 8:20:00. Which reminds me, I'm sure you won't have a problem with math, but I got cut short on time with only one questions left. So my advice is to go quickly on the math, and with the remaining time go back if you need to recheck your answers. However, I scored 80's on A & B on the science portion on the Practice but on the actual TEAS, I scored 70.2%. I got a lot of Life Science (Chemistry) questions which I knew was my weakness. I would say Science is very random. English/Language Usage was my worst 58.3%. I thought I was doing really well on. You're in good shape with those practice A&B scores. From here on out keep doing practice questions, and practice with a timer if you aren't already. Sorry for any of this doesn't make sense, I'm just rumbling with all my thoughts about the TEAS. I wish I could take it again, but the program I'm applying is a one-time pass attempt deal. If you have any more questions feel free to ask. 

What RN program are you applying that requires you to score about 91%???

I want to apply to CSU Sacramento’s traditional BSN. It’s admission is merit based on points earned. I need a minimum of 60 points just to be allowed to apply, and the majority of points are awarded for gpa and teas. I don’t speak a second language and I have no healthcare experience and am not a first generation student, nor am I a veteran. So in short, I need all the points I can get from my teas to be competitive. Last semester, 67 points was the lowest someone got in with and the average teas was 91.75. 

So, a 91 with my gpa, gives me 65 points. Which is under the lowest admitted last year of 67. If I get 95 on the teas, my points jump up to 70 and I’ll be in a much more competitive position. 

If I don’t get in, my second choice school is a lottery and I only need 78 on my teas to get in that lottery. That’s for an ADN. It’s a great program as well, but it’d be convenient to finish school with a BSN right away. The other downside is that the chances for winning the lottery last time I checked were about 20%. Not terrible, but...

Thank you for the tips! My main study method is just take practice tests and learn about whatever I got wrong. I’ve been timing myself all along and will continue. If I run out of practice tests before August, I plan to re-listen to physiology lectures until I’m blue in the face. 

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That's a great plan @Etak and I have no doubt you will be able to achieve the score you want given how much you have prepared thus far. My school I am applying for has somethings similar with TEAS score and points awarded. I agree, if you have the oppurtinity to go straight into a BSN program that is aligned with your plan, you should go for it. It's appealing how there are multiple paths to becoming an RN, if one door closes another will open, just keep knocking! Good luck to you! 

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