Letter of appeal to Senate Ways and Means Committee by Baltimore Military Processing Office in opposition to Senate Bill 778, requiring public schools to automatically assume Option 8 in relation to ASVAB test reporting. - Submitted by Patrick Elder
This form, sent to us by Prince George's County, Maryland school officials, was supplied to school officials by the U.S. Military Entrance Processing Command, (USMEPCOM). The form omits Option 8. Compare it with the "ASVAB Test request Form" list separately in this document section.
See pages 12 & 13 for Options 1-8
Unofficial forms like this are created by individual Military Entrance Processing Stations to gather test scheduling information from local schools. Military regulations do not refer to any such form or require that such a form be used; consequently, they are not used in every region and can differ in content. For example, compare this ASVAB Test Request Form to one that was presented to Prince George's County Public Schools in Maryland (list separately in this document section). This form allows school officials to select Option 8, which precludes ASVAB test results from reaching military recruiters, but the list of options on the Prince George's County form did NOT include Option 8!
This form is used by ASVAB test proctors to record data regarding the administration of the ASVAB. It is not filled out by school personnel. Notice there's a column for information pertaining to the proctor and the "Responsible Recruiter," as well as a section to indicate the recruiter release option. In practice, if a school has not communicated a chosen option, it will be option 1 by default. The form also provides a category for reporting whether the test is mandatory for students in selected grades. USMEPCOM Regulation 601.4 states that DOD personnel are prohibited from suggesting to school officials that the test be made mandatory.
This manual is offered by the military to high school counselors. It contains, among other things, the hard-to-find information about recruiter release options. It does not, however, explain exactly how to exercise those options in the outline of steps to take when scheduling the ASVAB at a school.
This three-page ASVAB form, (DD Forrm 1304-5AS is in use in most of the nation's high schools. The Privacy Act Statement requires students to relinquish their personal information. The answer sheet indicates where students must fill in their social security numbers.
This Armed Services regulation includes: Dept. of Army Reg. 601-22; Dept. of the Navy, OPNAVINST 1100.5; Dept. of the Air Force, AF JI 36-2016; The U.S. Marine Corps MCP 1130-52E; and The U.S. Coast Guard, CG COMDTINST M-1130-24A. It's all here!