WHY TEST SOPHOMORES?
The ASVAB is one of the most researched and respected aptitude assessments in the world. The Program is offered FREE to participating high schools as a public service. The Program helps students, who often over- or under-represent their abilities, to accurately identify their strengths. The Career Exploration Program (CEP) results give students a current snapshot of their skill levels. Furthermore, students gain access to the career exploration resources during a post-test score interpretation session. Then, they can independently explore any career that interests them. ASVAB CEP allows students to explore the world of work, rather than limiting their exploration by prescribing a career for them. Participating schools receive a comprehensive career development program that includes: a Multiple-Aptitude Test, Interest Inventory, and Career Exploration Tool.
The ASVAB testing is available to students in the 10th-12th grade; however, it’s highly recommend high school sophomores take the ASVAB for the following reasons:
- a) Planning long-term career goals will ensure students are successful whether they decide on college, trade school or jumping into a fulfilling career after graduation
- b) The ASVAB can provide students with an idea how they may fare with the ACT. By getting an assessment early, there is plenty of time to address weaknesses
- c) Sophomores test are invalid for enlistment purposes regardless of age, so indeed this test is about career exploration and not on military service
CTE Coordinator – Olympus High School
College & Career Awareness Program Manager
General Financial Literacy Program Manager