COMPASS is an assessment test given to all students before they start their programs. COMPASS tests students in mathematics and reading. The mathematics section will test students on operations with integers, operations with fractions, operations with decimals, exponents, square roots, radicals, ratios, proportions, percentages, and averages (mean, median, and mode). The reading section checks pre-start students in reading comprehension and vocabulary.
COMPASS is used to help us evaluate each individual's strengths and weaknesses. Based on the scores we can then recommend remediation tutoring to help the pre-start students brush up on some of their weak spots.
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The Test for Essential Academic Skill ATI TEAS ) measures basic essential skills in the academic content area domains of reading, mathematics, science, and English and language usage. These entry level skills were deemed important for health science program applicants by a panel of subject matter experts. All applicants to the Respiratory Therapy and Veterinary Technician programs must score an adjusted individual total score in the percentile ranking of 50% or better. The 50th percentile ranking places YTI applicants in the median range.
All applicants to the Respiratory Therapy (Altoona Campus) & Veterinary Technician (York Campus) programs are required to take the ATI TEAS as part of the pre-entrance standardized testing process.
Students can prepare for the TEAS with several resources including the Official ATI TEAS study manual (sixth edition), which is available for purchase or available in the Learning Resource Center.