My, how times have changed! There seems to be an app for almost everything! And, if you happen to know a student who is thinking that the military is just right for them, they can now practice for the ASVAB test with the help of an app! But, unlike the days of old, a high school diploma is required to enter most military branches today.
The ASVAB test consists of eight sub-tests, so taking practice tests helps the student have a better idea of what to expect, which can increase their final test score.
The list of apps is too long to even begin to list, even just for the free ones. There are apps for Android/Google Play or for iPad/iPhones, depending on your need.
Bottom line, it is important for students to know that each branch of the military has a required AFQT (Armed Forces Qualification Test) score. The AFQT score will determine whether they qualify to enlist in their particular branch of service. The ASVAB test also produces several line scores, which are different for each branch of service. Line scores determine which military jobs the students are qualified for, so the higher their score, the more job opportunities they have.
Students who are determined that the military is right for them should meet with the military recruiters when they come visit the school. The High School Guidance Counselor can arrange for a specific recruiter to come, and then the recruiter can explain the requirements and expectations for that specific branch of service.
As students begin to explore post-secondary options, let’s help them understand all the facets involved…. simply by helping them know the steps that they need to take!