What is the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS V)?

Each question on the TEAS V is mapped to one of 115 objectives, all of which address topics presented in grades 7 through 12. 

The TEAS V is a proctored, online assessment involving 170 questions, including 20 “unscored” pretest questions, which cover the following content areas: reading; mathematics; science; and English and language usage. This 170 multiple-choice question test will be offered at all Madison College campuses on multiple days throughout each school year. 

More details can be found on the ATI Testing website.

What is covered in each of the four content areas being assessed on the TEAS?

  • Reading (42 questions) - paragraph comprehension, passage comprehension, and informational source comprehension.

  • Math (30 questions) - numbers and operations, algebraic applications, data interpretation; measurement.

  • Science (48 questions) - human body science; life science, earth and physical science, scientific reasoning.

  • English and Language Usage (30 questions) - grammar and word meanings in context, sentence structure, punctuation and spelling. 

How much time does it take to complete the TEAS?

The maximum amount of time allotted for the TEAS is 209 minutes (about 3.5 hours). Each section is timed:  Reading = 58 minutes; Math = 51 minutes: Science = 66 minutes; English = 34 minutes.  There is not a break between sections.

Is a photo ID required?

For identification purposes, a valid photo ID is required to take the ATI TEAS V test.  Please bring an ID when you test.

What is the cost of taking the TEAS V? How do I pay for it

The fee is $81. You will need to pay for the TEAS V using a major credit card via the ATI Testing website test registration at least twenty-four hours prior to any test date.

If I have testing accommodations already approved by Madison College (DRS), can I get these accommodations when I take the TEAS V?

Students who are approved for testing accommodations by Madison College can take the TEAS V.  The student will need to provide a copy of the accommodation and will need to set up a testing time with the Madison College Testing Center ( The student will need to register on the ATI website and also complete a Student Reservation Form for their accommodations.  The TEAS V test with accommodations needs to be scheduled at 9:00 a.m.

If the student has not yet received approval for accommodations, they should contact Disability Resources Services at 608.246.6716 or