ASVAB Military Documents
See pages 14 & 15 of the Counselor's Manual where the DoD argues its case that test results are exempt from federal laws. In short, they say ASVAB results become records of the school only after those results are provided to the schools.
ASVAB Counselor Manual
This military processing command manual, USMEPCOM 601-4, spells out the obligations of the Pentagon and school systems in administering the ASVAB. The document details Options 1
Student Testing Program USMEPCOM 601-4
Although there is no uniform ASVAB test request form used by schools to select release options, the form below is typical of several used across the country. Failure of a school to select a release option results in USMEPCOM automatically selecting Option 1.
ASVAB Test Request Form with 8 Options
USMEPCOM representatives have been known to use forms that purposely omit the selection of Option 8. See this form from a Maryland school system:
ASVAB Test Request Form with 6 Options
DD Form 1304-5AS is the standard ASVAB Answer Sheet. This form contains the “Student Privacy Statement” that informs students they must provide their social security numbers and other sensitive information for their test to be graded. Legal experts in several states claim this aspect of the testing regime runs counter to both federal and state laws designed to protect the privacy of students, and the custodial rights of parents and legal guardians of minors.
ASVAB Answer Sheet
The ASVAB Student test Record form, 601-4-3-R-E is used by Pentagon-employed test proctors to record data regarding the administration of the ASVAB. The section pertaining to the ASVAB release option is pre-filled in for the proctor to select Option 1. See also the column for information pertaining to the proctor and the "Responsible Recruiter." The form provides a category for reporting whether the test is Mandatory for students in selected grades. (USMEPCOM Form 601.4 states that DOD personnel are prohibited from suggesting to school officials that the test be made mandatory.)
ASVAB Student Test Record Form 601-4-3-R-E
USAREC Regulation 601-107 allows recruiters to grade schools based on their receptiveness to ASVAB testing and overall recruiting. The form on page 25 has a slot for Mandatory ASVAB. Manadatory ASVAB testing is awarded 6 points compared to the 4 points awarded to a school that voluntarily tests juniors and/or seniors. Is the army is encouraging recruiters to push mandatory ASVAB in the high schools? USMEPCOM Regulation 601-4, states that DOD personnel are prohibited from suggesting to school officials that the test be made mandatory.
Operational Management Systems
The Armed Services Military Personnel Accessions Testing program document, updated, October 17, 2005, contains instructions for the administration of the ASVAB for all four branches of the military.
Armed Services Military Personnel Accession Testing Programs
See page 237 of the U.S. Marine Corps Personnel Procurement Program, MCO - P1100.72C. There is no consideration for the privacy of high schools. Instead, the document states, “The students are tested, and the results are provided to the school administrators, to the students and to Armed Forces recruiting personnel. Because of the value of institutional testing to our recruiting efforts, commanding officers of recruiting stations have a responsibility to introduce and sell non-participating schools on the idea of using the ASVAB."
U.S. Marine Corps Personnel Procurement
See also, USMEPCOM Regulation 611-1 & USAREC Regulation 601-59:
Enlistment Qualification Tests - USMEPCOM 611-1
DoD Student Testing Program USAREC Reg. 601-59