This free TEAS Reading practice test is specifically designed to ensure that you are knowledgeable about the TEAS and know what to expect when it is time to take the Reading portion of the exam.
The Reading portion will consist of 45 questions that address three main topics:
- Key Ideas & Details
- Craft & Structure
- Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
We have ensured that the ATI TEAS 7 Reading practice tests on this page cover these topics thoroughly.
ATI TEAS 7 Reading Prep Course
You are about to embark upon the most exciting and promising phase of your life: the education and preparation for your nursing career. You have undoubtedly put a great deal of time, thought, and effort into choosing your best educational path, but whatever school you attend in the United States, you will be required by the Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) to take the TEAS (Test for Essential Academic Skills) and attach your scores to your nursing school application(s).
Beginning in June 2022, the version called TEAS 6 was replaced by the TEAS 7. As before, TEAS covers these four categories: Reading, Mathematics, Science, and English & Language Usage. Whether you are familiar with the TEAS 6 or the TEAS as a compulsory test is brand new to you, we will make sure you understand the test and updates.
Mometrix Test Preparation has one primary goal for nursing students: to help you enter each of the four TEAS phases prepared, not only so you will pass, but that you might excel in each category. Even beyond than that, your Mometrix training is really excellent groundwork for your education, giving you guide on how to study in college.
You might wonder why ATI determined the specific TEAS classifications were so essential that they are universally required for all incoming nursing students. Simple. Becoming a nurse does not mean that you will be in a medical box required to engage only in medical-related responsibilities; no, rather you will be need to be a well-rounded individual who excels in each of the TEAS testing areas (that is why they chose these four!), not only for your education but your career.
To help put you at ease about the TEAS, let’s first talk about some questions or concerns you might have concerning the Reading section.
Why am I being tested on my reading skills?
Well, what can you expect to use reading for? As a nursing student, you will be covering a wide variety of topics. Depending upon your own inner interests, skills, and talents, some subjects will probably be a breeze for you, while others will be a serious challenge.
Once you have achieved your academic goals and become a nurse, you will have reports, charts, texts, and a wide variety of documents to read, understand, and report about for your co-workers’ interactions and your patients’ well-being.
Reading excellence is an essential component to many jobs; however, to nursing, your comprehension and reading excellence is essential for the benefit of all in your medical community. You never want to be an accessory to a mistake or misunderstanding, but rather you want to have clear understanding so you comprehend every aspect of nursing for which you are responsible.
It’s important to note that your earlier academic prowess in reading skills is not an assurance of TEAS success on the Reading section. That’s why you need this test preparation. Rather than actual academic knowledge, the TEAS is more directly related to understanding and usage of Reading.
The nursing field, by nature, is constantly changing, so the Reading section of the TEAS must change as well from time to time to reflect and more accurately assess the current environment. This overview for the Reading section reflects the changes, what you will find overall so there are no surprises, and how to tackle the questions and best prepare for the test.
What’s new on the Reading section of the TEAS?
The Reading section of the TEAS 7 remains as a variety of subjects presented as a variety of subjects.
The evaluation of changes in the Reading section of TEAS 7 reflects greater emphasis on current entry-level nursing school curriculum with an expansion of content and additional time in which to do it.
Let’s take a closer look at each category:
Key Ideas & Details
The Key Ideas & Details section contains 15 questions. This is an aspect of reading understanding that is important and relevant to your nursing career, and you will be asked to demonstrate the following skills:
- Summarize a multi-paragraph text
- Make inferences and draw conclusions about a text’s purpose and meaning
- Demonstrate comprehension of written directions
- Locate specific information in a text
- Analyze, interpret, and apply information from charts, graphs, and other visuals
- Interpret events in a sequence
Craft & Structure
Just like builders build buildings from materials, writers craft and structure their writings by organizing and framing the materials they want to display, portray, and convey to you, their reader.
This is what you will be expected to do:
- Distinguish between fact and opinion
- Use context to interpret the meaning of words and phrases
- Evaluate an author’s purpose in a given text
- Evaluate an author’s point of view in a given text
There are 9 questions in this category.
Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
Do not be intimidated by the name of this category; as a student, you are already familiar with its practice. You’ve been doing it all along.
The 15 questions in this category are about the usage of evidence and related sources in writing.
First, you will want to remember to consider the writer’s point-of-view as you read. Then, as you read on, consider the evidence they present and how (whether or not) it supports their claims. What do you draw from them? If they have used reference materials, evaluate whether they were primary or secondary.
Because this category is only about the usage of evidence and related sources in writing, you’ll be working with evidence in many ways. Here’s what you’ll be expected to do:
- Use evidence from a text to make predictions and inferences and to draw conclusions
- Compare and contrast the themes expressed in one or more texts
- Evaluate an argument
- Evaluate and integrate data from multiple sources across various formats
Keys to Succeeding in Reading
Because there is a time limit in every category, you might feel rushed. Try not to be dissuaded from the recommendation to read over each presented reading twice. While it might sound like an oversimplification, it is a fact: this overall category name—Reading—is the primary key to your success in the test of the category. Read closely and read thoroughly.
When you read closely, you are getting a good overall understanding and not missing any obvious important information such as instruction-centered material for questions.
When you read thoroughly—perhaps going over a passage twice—you assure yourself you are not missing any imperative details and have a good grasp of the subject matter.
When you read with the above enumerated points in mind, you assure yourself you will be ready to handle the TEAS 7 Reading category.
Remember, as you are reading, think about what the author has intended to communicate, what the central theme of the work is, and what the evidence is and how it supported the claims of the work.
You will encounter forms of graphical data to interpret, a relevant part of nursing because of charts and other documents regarding patients’ health. Give these the credence of the written works.
Pacing yourself is imperative. You are not new to schoolwork and testing, so you already know how important it is to be thorough but not so thorough as to be bogged down in a certain category. Here are some keys:
- Work efficiently
- Don’t linger on something you don’t understand or recognize
- Use the process of elimination, particularly when you are “stuck”
- Use Mometrix published resources to brush up on test-taking skills
- Comprehensive TEAS 7 study guide
- TEAS 7 Reading practice test
- TEAS 7 Reading flash cards
Once again, Mometrix has a singleness of purpose: to help you enter each of the four TEAS phases prepared, not only so you will pass, but that you might excel in each category.