Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)
The ASVAB is a nationally-normed, multi-aptitude test battery that is given to seniors in October during Fall Testing Day. A spring ASVAB administration is also given and is open to interested juniors and seniors trying to increase their fall score.
The ASVAB was developed by the U.S. Department of Defense and is mostly known as the test needed for entrance into military services. However, the ASVAB is much more than that and is particularly helpful to high school students because of its Career Exploration Program. The Career Exploration Program associated with the ASVAB is designed to encourage students to increase their level of self-knowledge and to understand how that information could be linked to civilian and military occupational characteristics.
The ASVAB Program can 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.