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Test Preparation Materials

A guide to the test preparation materials available in the OHS Library, Frederick County Public Libraries, and online.

What is the ASVAB?

The  Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a timed multi-aptitude test, which is given at over 14,000 schools and Military Entrance Processing Stations (MEPS) nationwide and is developed and maintained by the Department of Defense.

Your scores in four critical areas -- Arithmetic Reasoning, Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension and Mathematics Knowledge count towards your Armed Forces Qualifying Test (AFQT) score. The AFQT score determines whether you're qualified to enlist in the U.S. military.

ASVAB Test Time Breakdown

ASVAB Study Guides (Print) - Library Resources

All materials are located in the OHS Library's Test Preparation collection. Please ask library staff for the exact location. 

The list, below, is not an exhaustive list. To find other test preparation materials at the OHS Library, a good strategy is to search for the name of the test you are interested in along with a term like "study guides" or "examinations" in the OHS library catalog. For example, a keyword search for "ASVAB" will find many useful materials.

Additional ASVAB titles from Frederick County Public Libraries:  to check out books from any Frederick County Public Library (FCPL) branch, please use your FCPL Student Success Card  (or just use 119829 along with your eight-digit student ID number as the username and “student” as the password). Please see OHS Library staff if you needed assistance with using this "card". 

Online Test Prep (password protected) - Library Resources

Prepare for standardized tests with eBooks, online courses, and full-length practice tests for SAT, ACT, AP, PSAT, ASVAB, GED, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, TOEFL, U.S. citizenship, and more in Gale Presents: Peterson’s Test and Career Prep. Research undergraduate and graduate programs, find tuition assistance, and explore and prepare for careers whether you’re entering the workforce for the first time or searching for new opportunities. A variety of interactive methods prompt personalized career recommendations and insight on programs, knowledge, skills, and ability. Search for jobs and create visually interesting résumés, cover letters, and websites that can be externally shared with prospective employers, using prebuilt templates.

For at-home use, please use required password for Peterson's Prep on the OHS Database Descriptions & Passwords page (you must be signed into your FCPS Google account to access). NOTE: after the initial log in to the database, users will be required to create a private username & password so the software can track progress and provide customized responses for individual strengths and weaknesses for test prep and save other documents.

 

HelpNow is a Frederick County Public Library resource designed for K-12 students and beyond. Live tutoring is available in English and Spanish from 2 p.m. - 11 p.m. to provide homework help for core subjects, including mathematics, science, and English language arts. Practice long division, improve reading comprehension, and learn other key skills.  Practice for standardized tests.  Students may submit papers to HelpNow’s Writing Lab for expert assistance and feedback, or collaborate with peers in virtual study spaces. 

To access this subscription, click on the MyAccount drop down menu on the right-hand side, and then Log-in/create an account. Be sure to use a personal email in the event you need to reset your password. Then, in the left-hand column "Expert Help" click on "Skill Surfer" then "College Entrance Test Prep." Now you are ready to practice for standardized tests. 

Online Test Prep (free & available on the web)

The following websites may be useful to you as you prepare for the ASVAB. These links are external sites. As such, content may change frequently and they may contain ads.