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The California Achievement Test (CAT) is one of the most widely used of the student assessments for basic academic skills. The CAT provides educators, students and their parents with a measure of achievement and national comparison in reading, language, spelling, and mathematics.
For students needing special accommodations, Academic Excellences offers the complete online achievement testing in an untimed format. Like the timed version, this test provides a comprehensive assessment across reading, language, and mathematics. Tests are divided into multiple sections that can be easily administered by parents or educators. These tests can be taken over as many sessions as necessary based upon the schedule of the student and provide total flexibility.
Meeting most state and umbrella school requirements for annual testing, the California Achievement Test offered by Academic Excellence provides insight into students' scholastic progress by scoring grade equivalency, percentile ranking, and stanine. Click here for an explanation of the scores.
Benefits of utilizing Academic Excellence online achievement testing include:
◦ Reliable and up-to-date results based on biannual norming
◦ Freedom to test according to your schedule
◦ No bachelor’s degree required for test administration
◦ Flexibility to divide tests into multiple sessions, as needed
◦ Our tests do not expire
◦ Stress free testing with complete proctoring by the online system
◦ Immediate scores and results
◦ Year to year comparisons of students' progress within the Academic Excellence portal
◦ 24/7 access to tests and results
◦ Printable results
◦ Device friendly; access using desktop, laptop, and/or tablet with no scrolling necessary to take the test
◦ Professionally developed and produced with the permission of the original publisher
◦ Widely recognized and accepted by state and local educational agencies
Certificate of Completion: As an added value to our customers, Academic Excellence is pleased to provide a free, printable certificate of achievement to all students who complete an AE California Achievement Test. You can view a sample of the certificate here.
Premium Scoring: Receive additional scoring, such as composite scores, along with charts and graphs for easier analysis of test results. Click here to view a sample premium scoring report.
Practice Test: We understand that parents may have some reservations prior to the first time their students take an online test. As an option, we offer an additional practice CAT in order to acclimate students to the online testing process. This test is approximate 25% the length of the actual test, and provides only a count of the correctly answered questions. If this option fits your need, please select it above.
Recommendation Service: Academic Excellence's independent recommendation service is for home educators who would like to receive customized curriculum recommendations based upon the achievement test results. Academic Excellence is not affiliated with any curriculum publisher and provides objective, experienced feedback on curriculum. The Academic Excellence staff have been involved in home education since 1987 and have extensive experience with curriculum providers and the spectrum of homeschooling philosophies.
The resource recommendations from Academic Excellence are strategically selected to strengthen and improve competency and mastery in academic areas presented in standardized testing. These key selected resources make excellent "tutoring aides" and addenda to any curriculum. Our goal in developing the Academic Excellence recommendation service is to provide parents with user friendly, economical resources that strengthen students' academic achievement and testing skills; focus tutoring and teaching efforts; and facilitate preparation for and success in ACT, SAT, and college testing. All recommendations are based upon the student's test scores and our staff's extensive experience with home education. Each of the primary recommendations are provided in correlation to individual students' scores to questions and sections of standardized tests. Secondary resources are often challenging, educational games or less formal learning practices. Each recommendation is measured by ease of use by parents; levels of response, enjoyment, and success by students; and affordability. By targeting and addressing students' deficit areas with easy to use and economical tutorial resources, test scores, grades, and confidence elevate and improve. Recommendations in students' areas of proficiency keep students engaged, challenged, and progressing in all subject areas. We have found this to be an easy, economical way to ensure academic excellence and success.
◦ Student First Name - Enter the first name of the student to be tested in the space provided.
◦ Student Last Name - Enter the last name of the student to be tested in the space provided.
◦ Grade Level - If you are testing in the middle of school year, select the student's current grade level. If you are testing at the end of school year or between school years, select the next grade level for the student; not the student's past grade level.
◦ Premium Scoring - Select if you want a composite score as part of your student's assessment.
◦ Add Practice CAT - Select if you would like to receive a practice online achievement test for your student.
◦ Recommendation Service - Indicate if you want Curriculum Recommendation Service.
◦ Add to Cart - Enter information for one student only, then select the Add to Cart button.
Once you have placed your California Achievement Test purchase with Academic Excellence, you will receive both an order confirmation and an email containing the user name and password to log into the Academic Excellence education portal. Please allow up to twenty minutes to receive this email and check your spam folder if you do not receive the email.
If you wish to purchase testing services for another student, or wish to make other purchases, select the Continue Shopping link after viewing your shopping cart.
The CAT was very easy to use, my son didn't run into any issues as he carefully viewed each section and entered his answers. The results are easy to understand and provided us with details to help work on our next school year's focus. Unknown on 28th Jun 2017
I was very impressed not only with the straight forward directions of your test, but also with your staff. I spoke with a representative and she was wonderful.She walked me through the process of downloading the test when my browser wasn't cooperating.She was so pleasant and even assured me if I had any more problems to feel free to contact her.Thank-you so much!!!Your company made taking this test for my son and I a lot less stressful.This was the only company I found that offered a not timed test.This was nessesary for my son ,as he has TBI(Traumatic Brain Injury) and Syringomyelia as a result of being bullied in public school.Sincerely,Sheila Gates Sheila Gates on 27th Jun 2017
I love that my children have the opportunity of getting testes without having to stress about time. I gave them the sample test timed, and not timed. With the same test, it's amazing to see how different they scored. Same questions, that requires the same answers! Which meant they knew the material, but felt pressured being timed, so they guessed more. So I highly recommend this test. The untimed test, is stress free for all! Haydee Del. on 27th Jun 2017
These tests are not timed and could be taken online. Enough said. 5 stars. Homeschool Parent on 24th Jun 2017
I live in NC and we need to administer a yearly test. I chose the cat test because they offer an untimed version and it's available online. This has been the best decision I've made. The test was just right, not too long, not too short. The kids also said it wasn't too easy or too hard. Overall I'm very pleased with the test, and very pleased with academic excellence. Kissena on 23rd Jun 2017
We are so thankful that you made an online, untimed test. Our oldest child is autistic and struggles with tests in general. Coloring in little circles was painful because she has some sensory issues. She loves working on the computer. This year's testing was so much better. I told her she could take breaks between tests but she just wanted to keep going. I think she finished her tests in less time than if she'd had the stress of a time limit! And she did just fine! All passing scores! We will do this type of test from now on! Krystal Smith on 22nd Jun 2017
This is the first time we tried Academic Excellence products. We used the Online CAT and my son enjoyed it. I like the simplicity. We would use it again. Thompson on 21st Jun 2017
Easy to use. My 10-year-old daughter was at ease and enjoyed taking the test. Customer service representatives were very courteous and helpful. Will use again and highly recommend. Mary Lou on 19th Jun 2017
It was my first year home-schooling my 11 year old girl. The test very well designed and no complicated at all.
I will continue using the same Academic Excellence for future tests for my daughter, and I will surely share my experience and great satisfaction with other families.
Thank you so much. KELLYM SWINDELL on 19th Jun 2017
It was quick and easy to navigate Unknown on 19th Jun 2017