ASVAB

Test Date:  To be announced

 


ASVAB is an acronym that stands for Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery. It is a paper and pencil test provided at no cost to eleventh and twelfth graders only. It consists of eight short individual tests covering word knowledge, paragraph comprehension, arithmetic reasoning, mathematics knowledge, general science, auto and shop information, mechanical comprehension, and electronics information. The ASVAB Program recently was redesigned to be helpful to virtually all students, whether they are planning on immediate employment after high school in civilian or military occupations, or further education at a university, community college, or vocational institution. The ASVAB is the most widely used multiple aptitude test battery in the world. It was originally designed to predict future academic and occupational success in military occupations. Since its introduction in 1968, the ASVAB has been the subject of extensive research. Numerous validation studies indicate the ASVAB assesses academic ability and predicts success in a wide variety of military and civilian occupations.

The ASVAB Career Exploration Program is intended for use with students in the 11th and 12th grades, as well as students in post-secondary schools. It is a comprehensive career exploration and planning program that includes a multiple aptitude test battery, an interest inventory, and various career planning tools designed to help students explore the world of work. Results of the aptitude test and the interest inventory enable students to evaluate their skills, estimate performance in academic and vocational endeavors, and identify potentially satisfying careers. These results are integrated with work values to help students identify and prioritize possible career choices. Students are encouraged to consider their own work-related values and other important personal preferences as they explore the world of work and learn career exploration skills that will benefit them throughout their work lives.

LHS students in grades 11 and 12 are encouraged to take the ASVAB for several reasons.

  • If you are selecting educational and career goals, ASVAB can provide you with valuable information at no cost to you or your parents.
  • IF you plan to seek employment, ASVAB can help you link your aptitudes with occupational areas.
  • If you are planning to attend college, ASVAB can help you assess your potential for further formal education.
  • If you are interested in exploring broad clusters of military job and training opportunities, ASVAB scores can help you predict the likelihood of your qualifying for training in those cluster areas.

The ASVAB test will be given at Longview High School in spring 2010  in the Little Theatre. If you would like to take this test you must sign up in all ROTC classrooms, or in the downstairs counseling center.

Date for test to be announced!

Please note: Students taking the ASVAB test will report directly to the Little Theatre at 8:11 AM
as soon as the bell rings for first period.