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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 whole process of using Academic Excellence was seamless. It was easy to administer and the test results were emailed to me very quickly. I also got the more in depth scoring which was perfect. Thanks a million! Mary Sawyer on 23rd Aug 2017
I love the convenience of ordering this online and untimed test for my children. I had stressed (too much, in hindsight) over finding an online test that would satisfy my state's requirements. This online test was easy to use, great to be able to break up into sections for as long as needed, and most of all - the instant grading was very appreciated...both of my children immediately clicked to see how they had done. I like that the results show areas of excellence and areas for growth...that helps me prepare for the upcoming year. Jen on 22nd Aug 2017
I am thankful for this option. With two special needs children this was a great option for testing. Thank you so very much! Beth on 22nd Aug 2017
I so appreciate that Academic Excellence offers this test. My daughter gets very anxious when it comes to tests especially if it's timed. This test is a God send, thank you so much! Not to mention the staff are very helpful. Elizabeth on 22nd Aug 2017
I have a son with HF Autism and while he does fine with the timed test, he gets horrible anxiety over the timed aspect. This time he was able to take the test with zero anxiety about getting finished in time! God bless! Sharon Hartwick on 20th Aug 2017
This test was exactly what I was looking for. Easy to understand instructions, not timed (for a child with special needs) and the results were thorough, easy to understand and received quickly.
We will be using this test again to continue monitoring my child's progress. Unknown on 14th Aug 2017
This test was excellent for my 4th and 7th grade reluctant testers. It was easy to administer and I love getting immediate results. I will definitely be using this one again when we test! Esther B on 10th Aug 2017
I could have done the timed test and my boys would done alright, but it was a relief not to have to worry about time. The best is that you can start a section of the test and do part of it. One of my boys did this. He started the one of the math sections. He did 15 questions out of the 45 and was tired and decided to do the rest in the afternoon. My boys thought it was fun! They were excited to look at the report as soon as they finished one section. Thank you for this awesome service. I will be using this test again next time. Thalia on 8th Aug 2017
I ordered the CAT online test for my son. I was not that sure at the time of purchased, but found the test to be very clear and to the point. Thanks for making our lives easier by providing such tests online. Fazal W. on 7th Aug 2017
Excellent product. Easy to use. Easy to understand. I highly recommend this product. Will be using this from now on for my sons testing. Unknown on 5th Aug 2017