Juniors will take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) and the Find Your Interests (FYI) on Wednesday, October 17.
- originally developed by the Department of Defense to help determine qualification for enlistment
- administered by the military
- BJA student scores not accessed by the military unless a parent chooses to opt in ahead of the test (contact the academic office by Monday, October 1, to opt in)
- Wednesday, October 17, begins at 8 a.m.
- ASVAB broad areas: verbal, math, science and technical, and spatial
- ASVAB narrowed areas: general science, arithmetic reasoning, word knowledge, paragraph comprehension, math knowledge, electronics information, auto information, shop information, mechanical comprehension, and assembling objects
- Not a pass/fail test—instead the testing simply looks for aptitude
Interest Inventory/Decision Making Session
- Find Your Interests (FYI) begins at 12:30 p.m.
- Session on how to use the interest inventory results
- Session on knowing God’s will
- Test scores usually arrive by mid-November.
- Online career exploration tools can help students explore possible college majors and career areas; these tools use the aptitude and interest tests together. This allows students to easily look at careers areas that might be a good fit for them based on both their abilities and interests.
- Stay tuned for more information about the scores and online tools.
Preparation for juniors
- Review an overview booklet you’ll receive about a week ahead of testing.
- Get a good night’s sleep and eat a nutritious breakfast.
Dual Credit Students
Juniors taking dual-credit courses that meet during the testing time will choose either to take the ASVAB or to go to the dual-credit class. These students and their parents have already been contacted.