For Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Practical Nursing, Radiologic Technology, Surgical Technology at Western Suffolk BOCES
The Test for Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is the pre-entrance exam that students must successfully pass in order to be admitted to the School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Practical Nursing, Radiologic Technology and Surgical Technology programs at Western Suffolk BOCES. You may only take this test once each semester for a total of two.
BOCES offers a Prep Class for the Pre-Entrance Exam (TEAS). Most students find that the Prep Class helps them prepare for the rigorous TEAS, gain self-confidence, and solidify their interest in pursuing the academic work necessary to succeed in these programs.
For upcoming Prep Class dates and testing dates, click here.
The TEAS consists of four sections, Mathematics, Reading, Science and English and Language Usage. A review of basic concepts and theories in each area is recommended.
• Reading – paragraph comprehension, passage comprehension and inferences/conclusions (40 items, 50 minutes).
• Math – whole numbers, metric conversion, fractions, decimals, algebraic equations, percentages and ratio/proportion (45 items, 56 minutes).
• Science – science reasoning, science knowledge, biology, chemistry, anatomy, physiology, basic physical principles and general science (30 items, 38 minutes).
• English and Language Usage – punctuation, grammar, sentence structure, contextual words and spelling (55 items, 65 minutes)