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ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery)

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a career planning resource designed to help young people align their strengths and interest to plans after high school graduation. Students in 10th, 11th, or 12th grade can take this test. This assessment is offered at no cost to CWHS students and takes approximately 3 hours to complete.
The ASVAB is also used by the US military for enlistment, but completing the exam does NOT require enlistment or meeting with a recruiter. In fact, results from 10th grade students cannot be used for military enlistment purposes.

The ASVAB assesses knowledge in a wide variety of areas including: general science, word knowledge, mathematics, auto information, mechanical comprehension, arithmetic reasoning, paragraph comprehension, electronics information, shop information, and assembling objects.

The ASVAB is used as a career planning tool, not only for the military but for college and trade paths as well.  As stated earlier, it is an aptitude test showing where an individual’s strengths lie. This could lead to students gaining a better understanding of a path they want to pursue within the 3 E design we promote here at Canal Winchester High School.
The ASVAB provides a perfect opportunity for students to practice for other tests, such as the ACT and SAT.

In closing, the ASVAB test has been traditionally known for only taking it if you want to join the military. What we see now is students across the country taking the ASVAB test to glean where their strengths are to assist them in their future plans post high school. It also helps our school staff and assists them on a path in which the student did not see. That is why taking the exam as a sophomore is important too. It gives the student a baseline of where their strengths are moving forward. For more information about the ASVAB, visit the program website.

Canal Winchester is in a good position to provide a wealth of knowledge to our student body, as we have many staff members who have made the choice to serve in one of the branches. For those who want to use the test as a means of finding out where their skill set lies and has no intentions of joining the military, there is a box you can check on the test stating you do not want to be contacted. Our students should not miss out on this opportunity for growth and knowledge. The test is free and does not cost the school anything. The ASVAB test deliverers will also ensure they assist our staff in proctoring the exam with any questions that might arise.