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1 ASVAB

2 Blueprint What does this test actually test over? The Eight Areas of the ASVAB General Science Arithmetic Reasoning Word Knowledge Paragraph Comprehension Mathematical Knowledge Electrical Information Auto and Shop Information Mechanical Comprehension

3 Blueprint Several composite scores are formed from different combinations of the ASVAB test scores. Three composite or Career Exploration Scores which help students with career exploration.

4 Blueprint These test scores are reported to the student and their counselors on an ASVAB summary sheet. They compare the students to others whom are in the same grade.

5 Blueprint The report shows grade specific, gender specific, and combined standard scores and score bands for all eight test and three Career Exploration Scores. Students also get a percentile based interpretation of those scores. In which they get an explanation on the score sheet of what it actually means.

6 Test Analysis At the start of the practice test it reminds test takers about strategies to use during the exam. Each section of the ASVAB test battery assesses a variety of test questions. There is a pattern for each of these questions which begin with general knowledge questions and then progresses into more difficult questions.

7 Test Analysis 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 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

8 Does the test examine what it is suppose to? The ASVAB measure the aptitude to be trained in a specific job. The test questions surveys the test- takers strengths

9 Scoring the ASVAB Is a Norm Reference Scored Test. It test: General Science (GS), Arithmetic Reasoning (AR), Word Knowledge (WK), Paragraph Comprehension (PC), Auto & Shop (AS), Mathematics Knowledge (MK), Mechanical Comprehension (MC), Electronics Information (EI), Assembling Objects (AS). Armed Forces Qualification Test score or AFQT score.

10 AFQT score AFQT score is a "percentile," not a "percent correct." AFQT score of 50, that does not mean that 50% of the answers correct. It means he/she scored better than 50 percent of the individuals who took the test.

11 Scoring the ASVAB In 1980, a study, known as the "Profile of American Youth," was conducted by the Department of Defense, giving the ASVAB to a total of 11,914 individuals, ranging in age from 16 to 23, from July to October 1980.

12 Scoring the ASVAB The ASVAB was re-normed using the 1997 Profile of American Youth, a national probability sample of 18 to 23 year olds who took the ASVAB in The change (new scoring) went into effect July 1, 2004.

13 ASVAB Raw Score AFQT score is determined by four areas WK, PC, AR, and MK 1 st step is to determine Verbal Expression by adding WK+PC=VE 2 nd step 2VE+AR+MK=RAW SCORE Raw score is converted into the percentile score.

14 Requirements Army requires a AFQT score of at least 31. Navy and Air Force require a AFQT of at least 35. AFQT scores are valid for 2 years.

15 Composite or Line Scores Military job qualification is determined based on "Composite Scores," which are made up of individual ASVAB sub- test scores.

16 Air Force MAGE Score Mechanical Aptitude Score - Determined from General Science (GS), Mechanical Comprehension (MC), and Auto/Shop (AS). Administrative Aptitude Score - Numerical Operations (NO), Coding Speed (CS), and Verbal Expression (VE). (Note: With the elimination of NO and CS from the ASVAB, a "dummy score" is now inserted there, so the Administrative Score is actually determined directly from the VE Score). General Aptitude Score - Determined from Arithmetic Reasoning (AR) and and Verbal Expression (VE). Electronics Aptitude Score - Determined from General Science (GS), Arithmetic Reasoning (AR), Mathematics Knowledge (MK), and Electronics Information (EI).

17 Army Composite Scores Clerical (CL) - Determined from Verbal Expression (VE), Arithmetic Reasoning (AR), and Mathematics Knowledge (MK). Combat (CO) - Determined from Verbal Expression (VE), Coding Speed (CS), Auto & Shop (AS) and Mechanical Comprehension (MC). Note: Because CS has been removed from the ASVAB, a "dummy score" is inserted for this area. Electronics (EL) - Determined from General Science (GS), Arithmetic Reasoning (AR), Mathematics Knowledge (MK) and Electronic Information (EI). Field Artillery (FA) - Determined from Arithmetic Reasoning (AR), Coding Speed (CS), Mathematics Knowledge (MK) and Mechanical Comprehension (MC). Note: Because CS has been removed from the ASVAB, a "dummy score" is inserted for this area. General Maintenance (GM) - Determined from General Science (GS), Auto & Shop (AS), Mathematics Knowledge (MK) and Electronics Information (EI). General Technical (GT) - Determined from Verbal Expression (VE) and Arithmetic Reasoning (AR). Mechanical Maintenance (MM) - Determined from Numerical Operations (NO), Auto & Shop (AS), Mechanical Comprehension (MC) and Electronic Information (EI). Note: Because NO has been removed from the ASVAB, a "dummy score" is inserted for this area. Operators and Food (OF) - Determined from Verbal Expression (VE), Numerical Operations (NO), Auto & Shop (AS) and Mechanical Comprehension (MC). Note: Because NO has been removed from the ASVAB, a "dummy score" is inserted for this area. Surveillance and Communications (SC) - Determined from Verbal Expression (VE), Arithmetic Reasoning (AR), Auto & Shop (AS) and Mechanical Comprehension (MC). Skilled Technical (ST) - Determined from General Science (GS), Verbal Expression (VE), Mechanical Comprehension (MC) and Mathematics Knowledge (MK).

18 Marine Corps Composite Score Clerical (CL)- No Marine Corps enlisted job uses this composite anymore. In 2002, all enlisted MOS's which had a requirement for a CL composite score were converted to GT scores. Electronics Repair, Missile Repair, Electronics & Communications (EL) - Determined from General Science (GS), Arithmetic Reasoning (AR), Mathematics Knowledge (MK) and Electronic Information (EI). General Maintenance, Construction, Utility and Chemical Maintenance (MM) - Determined from General Science (GS), Auto & Shop (AS), Mathematics Knowledge (MK) and Electronics Information (EI). General Technical, Special and Officer Programs (GT) – Determined from Verbal Expression (VE) and Arithmetic Reasoning (AR).

19 Navy & Coast Guard The Navy and the Coast Guard use direct ASVAB line scores for job qualification determination.

20 Army Job Qualifications 11B – Infantryman: minimum line score of 90 in CO. CO = (VE)+(CS)+(AS)+(MC). Note: Because CS has been removed from the ASVAB, a "dummy score" is inserted for this area. 96B – Intelligence Analyst: minimum line score of 105 in ST. ST = (GS)+(VE)+(MC)+(MK).


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