ASVAB Testing-Tues Oct 25, 2016

*required for all Juniors

What is the ASVAB?

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a multiple choice test, administered by the United States Military Entrance Processing Command, used to determine qualification for enlistment in the United States Armed Forces.


Although the test is administered by the military, it is not (and never has been) a requirement that a test-taker with a qualifying score enlist in the armed forces.

Information for students:

All juniors are required to take the ASVAB. You will be divided into 3 groups (by alphabetical order) and assigned to a testing room. The test will start promptly at 8:30 and end at 11:30.

Information for parents:

Students are the primary architects of their own careers. Therefore, they need the tools to choose their design and focus. One important tool for building a strong foundation of self- knowledge is the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB). The ASVAB consists of eight short individual tests covering general science, arithmetic reasoning, word knowledge, paragraph comprehension, mathematics knowledge, electronics information, auto and shop information, and mechanical comprehension. It yields three career exploration scores: verbal skills, math skills, and science and technical skills. It is designed to help each student learn more about themselves and the world of work. It aids them in identifying their strengths and weaknesses and helps to narrow down their interests and match those interests with possible careers. Whether students have a tentative career plan or not, the ASVAB will help them to clarify their interests, skills, and values.


The ASVAB will be given to juniors at our school on Tuesday, October 25, 2016. We will begin the test at promptly 8:30 am. The test will take about three hours. Please see that your child has a good night’s rest the night before and a nutritious breakfast that morning. Results will be scored by the Department of Defense and will be returned to the school along with the “Guide”, which will help each student match their interests and abilities with over 400 civilian and military occupations.


The ASVAB is now required for all juniors. If you have any questions about the ASVAB, please call me at 751-9616 or email me at mmillington@apps.ashgrove.k12.mo.us.