A. Instruction - 6.9
B. Design - 8
C. Engagement - 6.3
ASVAB Test Prep: A Best App for Test Readiness
Summary : Preparing for the ASVAB has never been easier!
ASVAB Test Prep is a bank of test questions designed to prepare users for the ASVAB exam. When opening the app, users can choose if they want to take a “Quick Start” quiz or if they want to review the “Question Bank.” The “Quick Start” option quizzes users on a variety of topics that appear on the ASVAB, and the “Question Bank” allows users to answer questions aligned to topics. In both options, users are presented a question and four possible answers. Users are to select the correct answer by tapping it. If users tap the correct answer, it turns green. If not, the answer turns red. In either case, users can then tap the “explain” button and read the rationale that supports the correct answer. On the app’s main screen, users can tap the “Results” button, and ASVAB Test Prep will show users their accuracy report for the current session and lifetime. Additionally, users can select the “Achievements” button, and it will show users the awards they earned based on the amount of questions answered correctly.
Please note: Users must purchase the Pro version to unlock all the questions.
- In preparation for the ASVAB, teachers can challenge students to see who can be the first to earn all the achievements. The winning student can be awarded a prize.
- Teachers can create a class competition around this app. To do so, teachers can divide their class into groups of three to five students. Teachers can then connect their iPad to the projector and show the class a question. The first group that can answer the question correctly will earn a point. Then, teachers can add a twist by allowing the group that answered correctly to “double-down.” To “double-down,” the group will have to provide the correct explanation for how they solved the question, which can be checked by teachers tapping the “explain” button for the question.
- As an opening activity, teachers can project a question from this app. In response, students are to do two things. First, students are to answer the question. Second, students are to compose a short journal entry explaining when and why knowing the information related to the question will be useful to them if they were in a military setting. To conclude the activity, teachers can facilitate a class conversation.
- Teachers can assign students a specific number of questions to complete weekly. On the last day of the week, teachers can have students show them their progress by having them open the “Results” page in the app.
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|A4. Value of Errors|
|A5. Feedback to Teacher|
|A6. Level of Material|
|A7. Cooperative Learning|
|A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.|
|B1. Ability to Save Progress|
|B2. Platform Integration|
|B3. Screen Design|
|B4. Ease of Use|
|B6. Goal Orientation|
|B7. Information Presentation|
|B8. Media Integration|
|B9. Cultural Sensitivity|
|C1. Learner Control|