Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)

  • Kingsway will administer the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) on Wednesday, January 15th.  Testing will begin at 7:30 am and should last approximately three hours. Results should be available within a month.  The ASVAB can also be used for the New Jersey standardized testing graduation requirement. 31 and above is a proficient score.  Testing results are not released and students are not obligated to any military branch.  The ASVAB is a nationally-normed, multi-aptitude test battery that has been provided to high schools and post-secondary schools since 1968.  The ASVAB was developed by the U.S. Department of Defense. 

     

    The ASVAB Program recently was re-designed 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.

     

    The ASVAB 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 occupations.

     

    Several composite scores are formed from different combinations of ASVAB test scores. Three composites, or Career Exploration Scores, are provided specifically to help students engage in career exploration. These scores help students to get a good sense of their verbal, math, and science and technical skills compared to other students in the same grade. ASVAB results are reported to students and counselors on the ASVAB Summary Results sheet. This report shows grade-specific, gender-specific, and combined standard scores and score bands for all eight tests and three Career Exploration Scores. It also provides students with percentile-based interpretations of those scores. The ASVAB Summary Results sheet provides students with appropriate explanations of the scores and suggestions for their use.

     

    THE EIGHT ASVAB TEST AREAS ARE

    • General Science - A 25-item test measuring knowledge of life science, earth and space science, and physical science
    • Arithmetic Reasoning - A 30-item test measuring ability to solve basic arithmetic word problems
    • Word Knowledge - A 35-item test measuring the ability to understand the meaning of words through synonyms
    • Paragraph Comprehension - A 15-item test measuring ability to obtain information from written material
    • Mathematics Knowledge - A 25-item test measuring knowledge of mathematical concepts and applications
    • Electronics Information - A 20-item test measuring knowledge of electrical current, circuits, devices, and electronic systems
    • Auto and Shop Information - A 25-item test measuring knowledge of automotive maintenance and repair, and wood and metal shop practices
    • Mechanical Comprehension - A 25-item test measuring knowledge of the principles of mechanical devices, structural support, and properties of materials

     

     For more information on the ASVAB, click HERE