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The purpose of the Wide Range Achievement Test
The purpose of the Wide Range Achievement Test

a. To determine if an applicant meets the minimum reading standards,

b. To screen out mentally unqualified applicants.
When administering of the Wide Range Achievement Test...
a. Select a quiet area if possible, beyond the hearing range of other applicants, and the applicant should be seated comfortably at a desk or table.
When administering the WRAT is group testing allowed?
b Ensure that each applicant is tested individually. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL GROUP TESTING BE CONDUCTED.
Applicants will be shown their name in print and be requested to identify and state aloud the letters in their name.
c. state aloud the letters in their name.
What are the reading proceedures for administring the WRAT?
d. Applicants will be shown a series of letters of the alphabet that appear on the first line, and a series of words following, and be requested to read aloud each of the letters in order. If the applicant is unable to read a word or letter, advise the applicant to move on.
Will applicants be required to define the meaning of the words?
e. Applicants will not be required to define the meaning of any word.
At what point will the WRAT test be terminated?
f. Testing may be terminated if the applicant attains a score of 58, (10th grade). Applicants will not be required to read beyond a score of 64.
How is the WRAT test scored?
Applicants will receive one (1) point for each word or letter read successfully. Words or letters the applicant was unable to read will not be counted. For instance, if the applicant makes no mistakes and successfully reads each letter and word in order, up to and including the word "prevalence" the score is 58.
What happens if an applicant misses a word before "prevalence"?
If a word before the word prevalence is missed, then the students will have to read beyond that word to make up.
The purpose of the Enlistment Screening Test (EST)
a. To "weed" out the applicant who is not likely to qualify for enlistment.

b. To eliminate unnecessary trips to MEPS/METS.

c. To introduce the applicant to the type of testing conducted at the MEPS/METS.
What type of setting should there be when administering the Enlistment Screening Test (EST) to applicants.
a. Select a quiet area if possible, the applicant should be seated comfortably at a desk or table.
Ensure that each applicant is tested individually. If an occasion ever arises where two or more applicants are testing at the same time,
ensure that they are issued separate test booklets.
Applicants will be made aware of the fact that this test is a timed test and that they will have a maximum of how many minutes?
They will have 47 minutes to complete the test.
Tthe Enlistment Screening Test consists of two parts:
1) Word Knowledge; 12 Min. There are 35 Word Knowledge questions.

2) Arithmetic Reasoning; 35 Min. There are 30 Arithmetic Reasoning questions.
For the EST explain to the applicant that the separate answer sheet consists of two sides:
1) One side for the Word Knowledge, and

2) One side for the Arithmetic Reasoning.
Explain to the applicant not to guess at answers ...
because they will not give them a true indication of their ability if they guess on the EST.
Should the Recruiter give the applicant scratch paper?
Provide applicant with "scratch paper" for solving Arithmetic Reasoning questions, and ensure he turns same in upon completion of the test.
How many sets of instructions are there for the EST?
1) Scoring Key for Verbal Test. (VE).

2) Scoring Key for Arithmetic Reasoning(AR).

3) Conversion Table for (EST) to (AFQT) prediction.
How do you determine the score for the EST?
Add the number of answers right from Verbal and Arithmetic Reasoning together for total EST score. The minimum score is 31 and maximum is 65.
The purpose of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)
The purpose of this test is to:

a. To determine mental qualifications for enlistment in a Marine Corps Component,

b. For qualification for enlistment program options and bonuses.
The 5 composite tests and their respective abbreviations contained within the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery.
a. Armed Forces Qualification Test: AFQT.

b. Electronics Repair: EL.

c. General Technical: GT.

d. Mechanical Maintenance: MM.

e. Clerical: CL
Tier I. The minimum AFQT and GT scores required for a Tier I applicant is an AFQT ____,
and GT ____.
AFQT 21

GT 80
Tier II. The minimum AFQT and GT scores required for a Tier II applicant is an AFQT __, and GT __.
AFQT 31

GT 90
Tier III. The minimum AFQT and GT scores required for a Tier III applicant is an AFQT ____, and GT ___.
AFQT 50

GT 90
Who has the approval authority for ASVAB re-testing?
The Recruiting Activity has the approval authority and may authorize the production retesting of non-prior service applicants 30 days after the initial test date and then 30 days after the second retest. The ASVAB is valid for two years from the date the test was administered.
The applicant can not have previously retested...
...If they want to take the ASVAB again.
What is one reason for re-testing?
The retesting is being requested because the initial scores considering the applicant's education, training and experience do not appear to reflect the individual's true capability.