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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:
◦ 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
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.
Good product. Really like that the test is available untimed. We love the quick scoring available on all Academic Excellence products.. Unknown on 13th Mar 2017
This was the first year my son was home schooled. This test allowed him to test and let me know where exactly he was at. All the anxiety was removed because of it not being timed. I plan to use again. Unknown on 10th Mar 2017
This is our first year testing as we recently moved to a state requiring annual standardized testing. We used Academic Excellence to purchase the online CAT test. AE responded to my questions quickly and with great detail. I feel that their customer service and helpfulness throughout the process was outstanding. The test was easy to navigate, and after a few sections, my children could move from section to section without my assistance. I plan to use AE and the CAT online in the future. Hillary on 9th Mar 2017
My son has autism and I was afraid we would get this and it be useless. But we set down each day and did about an hour and got the test done in a few days. The ONLY question we had was on the reading comp. he can hardly read so we would have liked more guidance in that area on the alternatives to testing for him. Other than that the testing was quick and painless. We actually missed an area and went back and did it and it automatically corrected the scoring. Rachel Humphrey on 7th Mar 2017
I bought this test and downloaded it on the same day. Test results came quickly via email. Nice experience for this first time homeschooled. Unknown on 3rd Mar 2017
This is our first full year of homeschooling (1st grade) and We used the CAT 2nd grade untimed test. We found it easy to use and loved the immediate feedback. It meets our State requirements for end of year assessment. We will definetly be using again. Beth R on 3rd Mar 2017
When we decided to homeschool, the most daunting proposition was finding a standardized test that would be acceptable to the school district and not too intimidating for my daughter with Asperger's. CAT has been the perfect solution! The immediate test results eliminate unnecessary stress and CAT's recommendations have been a perfect fit for us. Dana on 3rd Feb 2017
I'm very happy with my experience with this test. The staff is very helpful if you have any questions. This CAT took the stress out of test taking for both my son and I! It is so easy to use and understand. Unknown on 2nd Feb 2017
I was very happy with this test for my daughter. No tech problems or glitches, got immediate results, worked perfectly for us. We will definitely be using this service again! Kristin Urbauer on 12th Jan 2017
We chose the non-timed testing and it was great - my daughter did better than we could have expected. Very good tool to monitor her school progress at the mid year interval.
CAT has been great, their customer service is great to - we highly recommend it!! Merlco - A Happy Homeschool Mom in NC!! December 2016 on 14th Dec 2016