ArmyStudyGuide.com Community

   

ArmyStudyGuide.com's Community is an Army Forum
 
Go
New
Find
Notify
Tools
Reply
  
asvab grading
 Login/Join
 

posted
Anybody have a good explanation of the scoring of the asvab? It doesn't really make sense to me.
 
Posts: 2 | Registered: 24 December 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post


Career Counselor
Picture of ArmyReenlistment
posted Hide Post
How is the test scored?
You receive a score for each of the eight subtests, as well as a score for three "composite areas" as described below.

Verbal Ability Composite = Word Knowledge Score + Paragraph Comprehension Score
Math Ability Composite = Arithmetic Reasoning Score + Mathematics Knowledge Score
Academic Ability Composite = Verbal Ability Composite + Math Ability Composite

Your Raw Score is calculated with the following formula:
(Word Knowledge Score x 2) + (Paragraph Comprehension Score x 2) + (Arithmetic Reasoning Score) + (Mathematics Knowledge Sore) = Raw Score


So for example, if you score 20 on Word Knowledge, 10 on Paragraph Comprehension, 20 on Arithmetic Reasoning, and 20 Mathematics Knowledge, your raw score would be 100.

The raw score you obtained is also calculated as a Percentile Score. For example, if you scored in the 60th percentile then 40% of the candidates that were tested scored higher than you and 59% had scores that were lower than yours. This score is very important to a recruiter.

The last calculation derived from your scores is the Military Careers Score. This score is a combination of Academic Ability Composite score and the Mechanical Comprehension and Electronics Information scores. The score range is 140 to 240 with 200 being about average. A book titled Military Careers will accompany your test results. It is designed to describe most of the careers available in the military as well as the job requirements for each career. In addition you can reference a graph that shows your chance of acceptance based on the Military Careers Score.

The scores you obtained in the General Science and Auto and Shop Information subtests are not used to calculate any of the above mentioned scores. These scores are used by recruiters to identify other career areas in which you might be successful.

The term "MOS" (Military Occupational Specialty) is used to identify careers in the Army. When reviewing a potential recruit, the Army will divide your ASVAB subtest score into groups that are called line scores. The ASVAB subtests are:

General Science (GS);
Arithmetic Reasoning (AR);
Word Knowledge (WK);
Paragraph Comprehension (PC);
Numerical Operations (NO);
Coding Speed (CS);
Auto and Shop Information (AS);
Mathematics Knowledge (MK);
Mechanical Comprehension (MC);
Electronics Information (EI);
and Sum of Word Knowledge and Paragraph Comprehension (VE).

Note that as Numerical Operations (NO) and Coding Speed (CS) subtests are phased out, some line scores may be changed.

Army Line Scores:

CL - Clerical: VE+AR+MK

CO - Combat: VE+CS+AS+MC (CS has been removed from the ASVAB and is now replaced with a "dummy" score.)

EL - Electronics: GS+AR+MK+MC

FA - Field Artillery: AR+CS+MK+MC (CS has been removed from the ASVAB and is now replaced with a "dummy" score.)

GM - General Maintenance: GS+AS+MK+EI

GT - General Technical: VE+AR

MM - Mechanical Maintenance: NO+AS+MC+EI (NO has been removed from the ASVAB and is now replaced with a "dummy" score.)

OF - Operators and Food: VE+NO+AS+MC (CS has been removed from the ASVAB and is now replaced with a "dummy" score.)

SC - Surveillance and Communications: VE+AR+AS+MC

ST - Skilled Technical: GS+VE+MK+MC

Source
http://www.army.com/enlist/asvab_score.html


It's YOUR career! Take control of it before someone else does.
http://www.ArmyReenlistment.com
http://www.facebook.com/ArmyReenlistment
 
Posts: 6763 | Location: Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall | Registered: 31 December 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post

Picture of Steve-O 86
posted Hide Post
So an 85% isn't bad then right? They said that was out of a max of 99% that can be obtained.
 
Posts: 5 | Location: Brooklyn, NY | Registered: 26 April 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post

posted Hide Post
a QT of 85 isn't bad at all!!
 
Posts: 56 | Registered: 07 April 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post

Picture of Steve-O 86
posted Hide Post
well I just wanted to make sure. thanks! Also, does anyone know how long the test scores are good for? How much time would have to pass, before actually signing up, that would require me to take the asvap over?
 
Posts: 5 | Location: Brooklyn, NY | Registered: 26 April 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post

posted Hide Post
I also got a 85 on my ASVAB... But my line scores for the army are from 110 - 121. So they might have switched around the numbers a little bit.
 
Posts: 31 | Location: MAINE | Registered: 02 March 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post

posted Hide Post
Your ASVAB scores are good for two years.
 
Posts: 272 | Registered: 27 December 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post

posted Hide Post
im horrible at math but pretty good at reading and such heres my scores Word knowledge i got 32 outta 35, Paragraph Comp. 13 outta 15, Arithmatic LOL 19 outta 30, and Math Knowledge heres the downer 7 outta 25 ive been outta school for about 8 yrs not only that i always skipped math class to do other things but what would be my score i divided my raw score by 6 an got 51 something i take the asvab thursday i wanna know if im gonna waste my time or i should put it off an study i mainly just want to know what woulda been my test score with that
 
Posts: 1 | Registered: 20 October 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
  Powered by Social Strata  
 


 
   
 
    
 
 
  
Google Site maps Generator Tool