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
- 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
Date for test to be announced!
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.