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ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : DIR-03-045

Date Created : 05/08/2003


Co-op Directors
Secondary Principals
High School Principals

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: Yes
Section:   Central Administration - Dr. Woodrow Cummins
Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery - Career Exploration Program (ASVAB-CEP)

Regulatory Authority:

Contact Person:
J. B. Robertson

Phone Number:


The ASVAB-CEP constitutes "academically engaged time" as defined by the educational standards of the State of Arkansas, and this test may be administered and interpreted during school time.

The ASVAB-CEP assists counselors, teachers, parents,and students to objectively measure the students' interests, skills and aptitudes in technical areas, as well as academic areas, for use in short-term and long-range education and career planning and goal setting. It assists students in exploring career opportunities in both the military and the civilian career worlds. The ASVAB-CEP has also been newly designed to assist students in selecting best-fit college majors and in high school course planning to develop the skills needed for chosen college and/or career goals.

The Arkansas Department of Education supports the American Association for Counseling and Development in recommending that all secondary schools integrate the ASVAB-CEP as a component of the school assessment program.

Arkansas Department of Education commits to this position, not only because the ASVAB-CEP is a quality evaluation tool offered at no cost, but also because it is an excellent method of career exploration and is a vital part of the success of national defense under the present volunteer military system.


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