ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery)
ASVAB is a comprehensive test that traditionally helps determine students’ eligibility for careers in the military; however, the assessment is an option for students even if they don’t plan to enlist in the military.
To count the ASVAB toward the DPS career ready competency demonstration, students must complete the assessment in a manner that meets eligibility for military enlistment. ASVAB scores may be used toward military enlistment for up to two years after the date of testing, so DPS students may apply ASVAB scores toward graduation eligibility if the scores were achieved in 11th grade or later. In addition, students must complete the ASVAB in English and score a composite AFQT score of 31 or higher. The Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT) includes four of the 10 ASVAB exams: Word Knowledge (WK), Paragraph Comprehension (PC), Arithmetic Reasoning (AR), and Mathematics Knowledge (MK).
This assessment is free and may be administered to a student multiple times.