The ASVAB, or the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, is an exam all juniors and seniors who intend to have military occupations are able to take. The three-hour long exam covers multiple categories that determine students’ capabilities.
“It’s a military entrance exam, so it scores in a couple critical areas, including arithmetic reasoning, word knowledge, paragraph comprehension and mathematical knowledge,” said guidance counselor Brandi Kerley.
On September 27, the ASVAB will be administered by military representatives. It comes at no cost and will be taken in the lower gym during school, so all eligible students can participate easily.
Each military branch has a different standard, or number, they expect students to reach. Therefore, the skill sets they possess will decide which of the five branches they are eligible to enter.
The ASVAB results will be sent to participants in a booklet that contains information on where they ranked among their peers. It will allow them to see what things they need to work on and give them ways to explore future career paths.
Utilizing the benefits of the ASVAB is simple; students only have to put in the effort to take the first step.
Story by Masden Embry