ASVAB Career Exploration Program Summary

 The acronym ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) is often labelled a “military test”, but what most do not know is that there are two ASVAB programs:

 1-ASVAB Enlistment – Military: Our government administers an ASVAB test to men and women entering the Armed Services for the purpose of determining job placement. 

 2-ASVAB Student -- Career Exploration program: The ASVAB Career Exploration program in schools is a modified test administered to 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students for career exploration. 

IFHS is offering Career Exploration Program testing only to students whose families are Pre-Registered for MAP 2017 and select the free career testing option.

 The ASVAB is the most widely used multiple-aptitude test battery in the world.  The components of the program are: Multiple aptitude test; Career Exploration Tool, the OCCU-Find: and Career Planning Resources.  Home Schooling parents and students may use the ASVAB test results as a benchmark to gauge students’ performance. The career exploration components give students the opportunity to explore a variety of occupations in line with their interests and skills through assessment and structured activities. 

 Once the ASVAB test has been administered, a high school student can participate in a tremendous Career Exploration experience.  The program can greatly assist in guiding students to rewarding careers.  Here are some of the advantages of using the ASVAB-Career Exploration Program: More details to follow on day of testing.


  •  Assess: ASVAB assess your student’s verbal, math and science/technical knowledge.
  • No Cost: The program provides test administrators, proctors and all required test materials for test administration at NO COST to eligible students, (10th/11/12th) graders.
  • Reliability: The ASVAB has been shown to have up to a 96% reliability in determining aptitude ranging from composite academic ability, to language comprehension, to mechanics
  • Post test interpretation: The interpretation of student’s test results will be provided   same day as MAP: October 6th during the 3pm session.  Students and parents welcome!
  • Test Results and Information Security: The individual student results will not be released to anyone without express permission.  Military bound students may opt to forward their results to military recruiters.


Mr. Nathaniel Grandberry, is the ASVAB-CEP Program Manager for the state of Indiana and he also serves as the Vice President on the IFHS Board. He will administer the test during MAP’s Session 1 and go over results and Career Exploration process in Session 6.  Parents are encouraged to attend the interpretation session with students.