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Sample of School Policies
calling for ASVAB Release Option 8
Throughout the country more than two thousand schools now select ASVAB Option 8 as a means to protect the privacy of students from recruiters, according to the US Military Entrance Processing Command.
Following is a sample of different types of policies that mandate the universal selection of Option 8 or ban the test altogether.
· Oakland Unified School District Resolution No. 0506-0032 prohibits ASVAB testing.
· Toledo Public Schools also prohibits ASVAB testing. (Click on policies and search for ASVAB.) "It is not the responsibility of District employees to administer the official military entrance test known as the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test in our high schools and therefore the ASVAB will not be included as any test provided to District students within our high schools."
· The State of Hawaii Department of Education requires the selection of Option 8 across the state.
· Maryland law requires the selection of Option 8 across the state.
· The State Education Department of New York directs superintendents and principals to "seek guidance" from the New York City Department of Education Regulation A-825 calling for the selection of ASVAB Option 8. The policy memorandum cites the No Child Left Behind Act, 20 USC §7908. The federal mandate requires that a student’s name, address, and telephone listing not be released to military recruiters without prior written parental consent, and that the local educational agency or private school shall notify parents of the option to make a request and shall comply with any request. The New York memo continues, "Therefore, school districts that elect to give the ASVAB to their high school students must notify those students and their parents or legal guardians of their right under Federal law that no personal information be released to military recruiters."
· The New York City Department of Education Regulation A-825.
· The New Hampshire State Board of Education voted to endorse Option 8 and recommends Superintendents throughout the state to select Option 8. (See page 12).
· Los Angeles Unified School District (See page 26)
· San Diego City Schools (California)
· Salinas Union High School District (California)
· St. Helen's High School (Oregon)
· Seaford High School (Delaware)
· Edmunds School District, (Washington)
The absolute worst
· Kentucky has The worst law in the nation regarding the protection of student privacy. According to the statute, "All student academic records shall be made available upon request to any agency of the federal or state government for the purpose of determining a student's eligibility for military service." The much maligned Section 9528 of the "No Child Left Behind Act" only requires a student's name, address, and phone number be released upon a request by military recruiters. Additional work needs to be done researching state laws in this regard.
See USMEPCOM 601-4 Table 3-1 for a description of Release Option 8
STATE ASVAB DATA
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The database includes the name and location of 11,700 schools administering the test, along with the most
current test date, the total of those who took the test, a breakdown by grade, and the release option chosen.
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