This “inventory” tests the interests of a person with 291 questions, covering 6 areas like Occupational interests, Leisure Activity interests, and Personal Characteristics. As such, it illuminates things that the student most likely already knew, but also requires the student to define a concrete answer to things they may not have mentally addressed definitively yet.
Is concerned with the measurement of skills and knowledge, abilities, attitudes, personality traits, and examining how different people operate and make decisions differently. Its conclusions are fairly simple, and the test may lack in defining the complex myriad of psychological and personality traits and characteristics that make us unique.
This is the actual test the military used in the 1900’s during WW1 and WW2 to examine recruits hardiness. The test is sheer logic, and does not account for other competencies like emotional intelligence. The actual military tests are administered by a proctor and timed. The time is an important factor in the test, because it shows how fast of a thinker you are. It should be noted that AGE is factor not always accounted for, but is also an important factor. The five factors being tested are knowledge, quantitative reasoning, visual-spatial processing, working memory, and fluid reasoning.
The ASVAB is a series of tests developed by the Department of Defense and is used by the U.S. Army to determine whether you have the mental aptitude to enlist. Furthermore, the ASVAB measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military. The test consists of 9 major areas: General Science, Arithmetic Reasoning, Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, Mathematics Knowledge, Electronics Information, Automotive and Shop Information, Mechanical Comprehension, Assembling Objects, Verbal Expression. Note that the military will only accept those with a minimum of a GED.
The SAT is a test that seems to favor the students more proficient and adept at the “liberal arts” such as reading writing and arithmetic. A good idea if you’re serious about college is to study the SAT books you can find in a store or library. There are many great tips, and they argue you can raise your score by a good 100 points in each category.
The ACT is a test that seems to favor students who are great at science. Students that have been more interested in science will most likely do much better on this test.