ASVAB Military Documents
ASVAB Recruiter Guide
See our page on the Recruiter Guide.
ASVAB Career Exploration Program Recruiter Guide - 1 of 3
ASVAB Career Exploration Program Recruiter Guide - 2 of 3
ASVAB Career Exploration Program Recruiting Guide - 3 of 3
ASVAB Test Administration Manual
The ASVAB Test Administration Manual raises serious questions regarding the propriety of collecting Social Security numbers (SSN’s) during the administration of the ASVAB Career Exploration Program (ASVAB-CEP) in the nation’s public schools.
ASVAB Test Administration Manual
ASVAB Counselor Guide
See pages 14 & 15 of the Counselor Guide where the DoD argues its case that test results are exempt from federal laws. In short, they say ASVAB results become records of the school only after those results are provided to the schools.
ASVAB Counselor Guide
Personnel Procurement - USMEPCOM Reg. 601-4
This military processing command manual spells out the obligations of the DoD and school systems in administering the ASVAB. The document details Options 1 thru 8. See Section 3-1.
Student Testing Program USMEPCOM 601-4
USMEPCOM-prepared ASVAB Test Request Form
Although there is no uniform ASVAB test request form used by schools to select release options, the form below is typical of many used across the country. Failure of a school to select a release option results in USMEPCOM automatically selecting Option 1. 53% of high school students taking the test have Option 1 selected.
ASVAB Test Request Form with 8 Options
USMEPCOM-prepared ASVAB Test Request Form showing only Options 1-6
USMEPCOM representatives have been known to use forms that purposely omit the selection of Option 8. See this form. from a Maryland school system:
ASVAB Test Request Form with 6 Options
ASVAB Answer Sheet - DD Form 1304-5AS
DD Form 1304-5AS is the standard ASVAB Answer Sheet. This form contains the “Student Privacy Statement” that informs students they must provide their social security numbers and other sensitive information for their test to be graded. Legal experts in several states claim this aspect of the testing regime runs counter to state laws designed to protect the privacy of students, and the custodial rights of parents and legal guardians of minors.
ASVAB Answer Sheet
USMEPCOM Form 680-3A-E - A consent form used by recruiters to release test results taken under Option 8
The military may still use ASVAB results for enlistment purposes when a school selects Option 8. In this case a student must contact a recruiter if he desires to use the scores to enlist. Even though Option 8 has been selected, the military still has the results, it’s just that they can’t be used for enlistment without the student signing a release form, or his parent signing it if he is under 18. The recruiter fills out the pertinent sections of USMEPCOM Form 680-3A-E and has the student sign it. See items 16b & 25:
Operational Management Systems Reg. 601-107
USAREC Regulation 601-107 allows recruiters to grade schools based on their receptiveness to ASVAB testing and overall recruiting. The form on page 25 has a slot for Mandatory ASVAB. Manadatory ASVAB testing is awarded 6 points compared to the 4 points awarded to a school that voluntarily tests juniors and/or seniors. Is the army is encouraging recruiters to push mandatory ASVAB in the high schools? USMEPCOM Regulation 601-4, states that DOD personnel are prohibited from suggesting to school officials that the test be made mandatory.
Operational Management Systems
ASVAB Student Test Record form, 601-4-3-R-E
The ASVAB Student Test Record form is used by DoD- employed test proctors and recruiters to record data regarding the administration of the ASVAB. The form provides a category for reporting whether the test is Mandatory for students in selected grades. (USMEPCOM Form 601.4 states that DOD personnel are prohibited from suggesting to school officials that the test be made mandatory.)
ASVAB Student Test Record Form 601-4-3-R-E
Army Reg. 601-222 - Armed Services Military Personnel Accessions Testing
This document contains instructions for the administration of the ASVAB for all four branches of the military.
Armed Services Military Personnel Accession Testing Programs
U.S. Marine Corps Military Personnel Procurement Manual, MCO - P1100.72C See Section 4104 3b (pg 237) of this document. There is no consideration for the privacy of students, no mention of USMEPCOM Release Options. Instead, the document states, “The students are tested, and the results are provided to the school administrators, to the students and to Armed Forces recruiting personnel."
Section (1) contains the following: "Each year a wide variety of ASVAB promotional materials are offered to help support promotion of the program. Extensive use of publicity materials is encouraged. However, the Secretary of Defense (ASD (MRA&L)) has directed that all publicity materials on institutional testing published by the Armed Forces, including recruiting field activities, must contain the following statement: The ASVAB is used by the Armed Forces for recruiting purposes and by school counselors for vocational guidance counseling. The ASVAB's ability for determining civilian job skills has not yet been proven." U.S. Marine Corps Military Personnel Procurement Manual, MCO - P1100.72C
STATE ASVAB DATA
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current test date, the total of those who took the test, a breakdown by grade, and the release option chosen.
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