The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a comprehensive test that helps determine students' eligibility and suitability for careers in the military. Students who score at least 31 on the AFQT are eligible for service (along with other standards that include physical condition and personal conduct). Students who take the ASVAB are not required to enlist in the military. Students and schools are also encouraged to take advantage of a free career exploration program that links personal interests with demonstrated aptitudes from the 9 ASVAB subtests, half of which relate to vocational skills, in addition to math and verbal skills.
The cut score listed on the Graduation Guidelines Menu of Options refers to the AFQT score. A score of “31” indicates readiness in English and math.
Students who take the ASVAB are not required to enlist in the military.
Implementation Strategies and Promising Practices
- Schools can request to become a testing site
- Students can learn more about the ASVAB
- Students and schools can take advantage of a free Career Exploration Program
The information about ASVAB was reviewed by an education specialist at the Department of the Army and is available on the official websites, ASVAB Offical Site and ASVAB Career Exploration program.