College, Career, & Military Readiness

Joy Golden, CCMR Coordinator

ASVAB: the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery

The ASVAB is a multiple-aptitude battery that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in both civilian and military career occupations. It is administered annually to more than one million military applicants, high school, and post-secondary students.

The ASVAB is offered each year FREE to Marathon ISD students. Taking this test DOES NOT obligate a student to serve in the armed forces. This is also a GREAT, FREE practice opportunity if you are planning to take the SAT or ACT in the future. It is also available to 10th through 12th-grade students.

  • The ASVAB Career Exploration Program provides the opportunity to participate in a world-class, comprehensive career exploration and planning program.

    • The ASVAB is also offered to high school and post-secondary students as part of the ASVAB Career Exploration Program. The Career Exploration Program is designed to help students explore careers in both the civilian and military worlds of work. If you are interested in the ASVAB Career Exploration Program, contact your teacher or counselor to see how you can participate.

  • The ASVAB is designed to measure aptitude in four domains: Verbal, Math, Science and Technical, and Spatial.

  • The ASVAB is administered via both computer and paper and pencil.

  • Roughly 70% of military applicants take the test via computer.

  • Marathon ISD will offer the test on September 30, 2022. The follow-up interpretation of the ASVAB will be in November.