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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 test was very easy to use. We got the results quickly. The price was great, much cheaper than what I have been using. I had an issue I needed resolved in ordering, and the support was very good. Overall the experience was great! I wish I could give 4 1/2 stars. I would like to see the website a little more user friendly to new users. I wanted more information. I will definitely use Academic Excellence again next year.
I had a few issues with the test itself, but Academic Excellence has nothing to do with that. I highly recommend ordering from Academic Excellence and will recommend them to friends. Renee Greene on 8th Mar 2018
My daughter enjoyed taking this test, it was very simple and user friendly. Jenn on 8th Mar 2018
I used Academic Excellence to fulfill a state homeschool requirement that my 5th grader take a standardized test. The whole process was straightforward, user friendly, and accessible. I purchased premium scoring which provided information about her scores on subsections. Very helpful. I will use this service for future testing. Allison on 27th Feb 2018
The only thing it is missing are tests for Science and History! Thanks! Unknown on 26th Feb 2018
It was good to see my children's overall scoring and have them practice test taking. I did not find the recommendations for practice as helpful as I would have liked. It was somewhat confusing because they gave recommendations for all sections rather than just those they seemed to need help with. Unknown on 20th Feb 2018
We have used Academic Excellence for a few years now and we love that it is affordable, easy to use and the results are pretty instantaneous. Not only that, but my husband and I love that the results are very detailed thus allowing us to see where the kids are either excelling or need improvement. I tell all of our fiends about them because of these facts. Joy on 5th Feb 2018
Simple process and prompt results. Thanks! Unknown on 5th Feb 2018
I loved this! I ordered the mail in practice test from another company and it was such a hassle to keep my kids interested. This online CAT is proctored well, and it's interesting enough to keep them engaged. My oldest has anxiety and getting the results back online instead of waiting for them in the mail is a big plus. He was able to see how he did almost immediately and put his mind at ease. I highly recommend this product if you need an assessment of your child's progress. I am ordering more products. Jennifer on 29th Jan 2018
This assessment was perfect and exactly what we needed! This is my first year homeschooling and I really needed, one, the assurance that what I was doing was working and, two, I needed to see where he still needed helped. The one feature about this test was that after he completed the test and we received the results, I was able to go back and see the actual questions and the answers he gave! That was amazing! Talk about being able to really see where he needs help! And just so there's no misunderstanding, I did pay the extra to have access to that, but for the minimal price I paid, it was totally worth it. I have the test just before Christmas break so I could spend some time during the break to review his results and make sure what I have planned for the new year is in line with what the test results say. And, yes, I know, testing isn't everything, but this really, really helped me. And giving the untimed test was awesome. He took breaks when needed, was able to spread out with paper for figuring out the math problems, even wrapped up in his favorite blanket, and away he went. I will use this test again for his end-of-the-year assessment. Unknown on 20th Dec 2017
The assessment was clear and concise...the extensive results are a great help for planning our homeschool curriculum. Unknown on 16th Nov 2017