ASVAB can prep students for military and careers

Schuyler Young- Mustangs ahead

free standardized testing pix(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The new year marks the most important test of the year for prospective service men and women.

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Batter (ASVAB) test is a timed multi-aptitude assessment, given at over 14,000 schools and Military Entrance Processing Stations (MEPS) nationwide to those in 10th grade and up.

This test is designed to evaluate applicant’s eligibility in their desired position by testing skills in a variety of areas.

Sections include topics that range from arithmetic reasoning and auto and shop information; all the way to general science and object assembling.

Due to the density of the test, JROTC students have studied diligently in preparation.

Senior Jon Wheeler said, “I studied every day for nine days straight, took three online courses to prepare and didn’t stop until I got one hundred percent on all three,” he continued, “This test decides my military future and I wasn’t going to mess it up.”

If need be, the test may be retaken after 30 days for another chance to score as high as possible.

The ASVAB is provided once a year in February, otherwise those who are interested must schedule an appointment with the recruiting office.

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