A Message to Parents about the ASVAB
On September 20, 2016, the junior class will take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB). The ASVAB is made available to high school students and other young adults who seek guidance and counseling about their future education and career plans. Yearly, hundreds of thousands of young people take the ASVAB, making it “the most widely used multiple aptitude test in the United States.” The ASVAB is designed to help test takers learn about their interests, abilities, and personal preferences in relation to career opportunities in both military and civilian settings. The test is designed to assess aptitude in five separate career areas, including clerical, electronics, mechanics, skill technical and combat operations. In general, the ASVAB has been deemed to be quite useful in making selection and placement decisions.
Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns about the ASVAB or any of the other tests we administer here at St. Joseph’s.