First ASVAB Score Interpretation Training Completed

By Louis B. Wiseman

Three sessions of Post Test Interpretation proficiency training for the Armed Service Vocational Aptitude Battery Career Exploration Program were held Feb 26-28, March 12-14 and March 19-21 in Monterey, California.

ASVAB is offered to high school and post-secondary students to help them explore and plan civilian or military careers that match their interests and abilities.

The training certified 170 education services specialists and other testing personnel assigned to United States Military Entrance Processing Command and recruiting service ESS's and recruiters assigned to all five military branches to conduct interpretations and workshops with students, educators and parents.

The standardized training helps improve delivery of the CEP while sharing ideas about marketing the program.

Building relationships between organizations involved with the program enables proficiency in conducting interpretations and provides a "train the trainer" model.

Training sessions are conducted by area so all stakeholders in the same area of operation can attend together and discuss how to work together as a team.  As a result, each attendee will understand his or her role in making the program successful.

People who complete the training are able to:

*Explain the ASVAB and how the various elements of the Career Exploration Program are applied to facilitate career literacy.

*Gain an understanding of the issues encountered in schools and during post-test interpretations and tools to overcome roadblocks.

*Develop a multi-stakeholder perspective in delivering the ASVAB CEP.

*Conduct a post-test interpretation.

*Use a standardized metric to determine proficiency of post-test interpretations.

*Discuss and plan activities and communication strategies to drive users to CEP websites.

After completing the training attendees will be able to:

*Conduct post-test interpretations covering required elements.

*Conduct post-test interpretations for different audience profiles.

*Understand how other people can contribute to the ASVAB CEP mission.

*Answer common questions from the field concerning the ASVAB CEP.

*Assess others proficiency in conducting post-test interpretations.

Dave Serra of USMEPCOM's Operations Directorate Testing Division helped plan, develop and coordinate the first ever training event.