La Comprensión de lectura evalúa la capacidad de obtener información a través de material escrito. Los estudiantes leen diferentes tipos de fragmentos de distintas longitudes y responden preguntas según la información que se presenta en cada fragmento. Los conceptos incluyen identificar hechos mencionados y reformulados, determinar una secuencia de eventos, sacar conclusiones, identificar ideas principales, determinar el objetivo y el tono del autor, e identificar el estilo y la técnica.
A lot of people see the “CAT” term attached to the ASVAB test when they first start looking into the test and aren’t sure what that stands for. This term is an acronym and it stands for “Computerized Adaptive Test”. There are three different versions of the ASVAB test. The CAT is available at military processing stations for enlisting soldiers. The pencil and paper (also known as the P&P or S-ASVAB) version of the test is available for high school and college students who may not actually enlist. The third type of ASVAB test is the MET-ASVAB, or Mobile Examination Test, which is available only for enlisted soldiers at mobile testing centers (this test is also done with paper and pencil).
The various armed forces adopted all of those aspects in 1976. At that point in time, the test was in its written form rather than today’s more common form (computerized test format). The written form covers all of the previously mentioned areas as well, which is why both forms are still available. All-in-all that answers the question concerning the intention of the test.