ASVAB Testing

Hannah Le, Staff Writer

What to know for the ASVAB

   Today, Oct. 24, all the sophomores at RHS will be taking the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery test from eight in the morning to noon and is supposed to take around three and a half hours to complete. 

   There are two different versions of the ASVAB test; the test designated for enrolling in the military and the ASVAB CEP. The standard test consists of many sections, such as General Science, Arithmetic Reasoning, Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, Mathematics Knowledge, etc. 

   With the career exploration program test, there are three additional scores; verbal, math, and science, all reported as percentiles. The CEP is a career planning resource used by many high schools and shows students their academic strengths and weaknesses, as well as possible future careers. 

   Results are given out about two weeks after the exam along with a Career Exploration Guide and OCCU-Find, which groups your interests with six different codes. The RIASEC codes are made of Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional interests. The OCCU-Find will then identify occupations that match the students’ interests and verbal, math, and science skills.

   For all the stressed sophomores, the scores from the ASVAB don’t affect grades or impact classes and opportunities. The results are purely for the students’ benefit. Good luck sophomores!