Setting a Benchmark for the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) V: Striving for First-Semester Success in Nursing School.

The Journal of nursing education

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Bremner MN, Blake BJ, Long JM, Yanosky DJ. Setting a Benchmark for the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) V: Striving for First-Semester Success in Nursing School. J Nurs Educ. 2014;53(9):537-40.
Every nursing school strives to admit students who will be successful in completing their program and passing the NCLEX(®). Many schools use standardized testing, such as the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) V, as part of their admission criteria. This study was conducted to set an institutional benchmark of the TEAS V composite score, as recommended by the test developers. Having a benchmark would help the authors' school of nursing to identify students who were more likely to be successful during the first semester of their nursing studies. Using past students' composite TEAS V scores and ATI RN Fundamentals of Nursing 2010 Assessment results, a benchmark was identified. [J Nurs Educ. 2014;53(9):537-540.].