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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.
I ordered the CAT test, untimed, for my son with Aspergers and ADHD. We don't use the computer often in our homeschooling, so he really liked using technology that way. Each question was given its own screen, making it easier for him to focus on one question at a time and not get distracted. It was easy to take the frequent breaks that he needs, picking up right where he left off. He also enjoyed monitoring his progress as each section was finished. When he had completed the whole test, he was really disappointed that it was over, and wanted to do more!
I received his results in about 15 minutes, and was able to print them in a format that was easy to read and understand.
I highly recommend this, and wil be using them every time we need to administer achievement testing. Michelle on 30th Apr 2017
I ordered the test the night before wanting to administer it and everything went smoothly. The transaction and the administration of the test was so easy. I paid extra for the premium scoring. It isn't required by my state, but the results were very helpful and interesting to review. I would highly recommend this to anyone needing an untimed test. Unknown on 26th Apr 2017
This was my son' s first achievement test for homeschool. He did take the practice test several days in advance, which was helpful in understanding the instructions. I recommend the untimed test for younger children, or those who haven't tested in the past. The untimed test allowed him to break during the longer test segments, and then return ready to work.
My goal in testing was to find out what areas need more attention in the future, and the test did just that. My son was proud to finish the test and receive the certificate. It was a good experience for him. Thank you! Courtney on 26th Apr 2017
I had some trouble with sound but customer service was excellent at problem solving and got us right back on track! Corbie Bradley on 25th Apr 2017
This test has been great for testing my children's while homeschooling. Easy to administer, easy to understand & well worth the money!! Thank you academic excellence! Stephanie Wilkerson on 22nd Apr 2017
I really loved having this option for the CAT test. It was so much easier for my kids to do than the paper one. I also liked that it wasn't timed. Often, kids get overwhelmed and anxious about the timing of tests, and underperform or are caused undue stress. No need for all that! This untimed option was a great option for my homeschoolers. Rebecca Mack on 21st Apr 2017
With 3 (was 4) children to give the CAT's to, this has been so much easier than ever. If they need a restroom break I know they can pause and come right back to where they were without being penalized by losing time. This is our second year using these tests and we are very happy with them. We will continue to offer these in the future! Wendy on 18th Apr 2017
Exceptional product, premium scroring was extremely beneficial is understanding results of test. Test was precised and skilled. Easy for tester to understand. Recommended it to friends and students parents. Zubaidah Abdul-Muhaymin on 17th Apr 2017
It went great. First time my son had to take a test and while he needed help clicking at first, he soon was doing it himself. The untimed test allowed us less stress and we did language, math and reading on separate consecutive days. We used the 2nd grade test for my 1st grader and he did great. Only thing was on safari and my iMac i had to resize the popup window so it would work. I called tech support and they were great in helping me resolve that issue. Suzanne Brice on 14th Apr 2017
I love that the test is untimed, and love that it's online. VERY easy to work with, great website, easy instructions, and your child can do one section at a time, if they want to. Ruth Brooks on 11th Apr 2017