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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 is great! we got the premium scoring and the recommendation service. The support was very, very helpful with my many questions connected to the special needs situation we have. Great test! Rosemarie on 15th Jun 2017
I was pleased with the quality and level of the questions asked. And it gave me an overview of the areas to work on this coming year. Mona Guedry on 14th Jun 2017
This was our first year ordering the CAT Test from Academic Excellence. I chose the untimed online version for my oldest. This was her first time ever to take the CAT Test and she was a little bit nervous. The test was very easy for her to complete. I love that we didn't need to rush through the test all in one day. We spaced out our test over several days so she could take breaks. I received our results back instantly. It took less than an hour! The results were very easy to understand. I love that the test can be administered at home by the parent. I couldn't be more pleased! Lorraine Negrea on 14th Jun 2017
This is my first year homeschooling my 2nd grader. I am very happy to report that he will now be going into the 3rd grade! This test was easy to use and I was able to get instant reports on how he did per test. Academic Excellence also provided me with excellent customer service when I had a questions regarding what test to buy and to order a level up. I will using this product from here on out! Michelle C. on 13th Jun 2017
My kid loved this untimed online version over the paper test we used last year. It was easy to use as his own pace and the results came back fast. We'll definitely use this again! Unknown on 12th Jun 2017
We used the online version this year and it was so easy to use! Test results came back within minutes! Highly recommend! Unknown on 12th Jun 2017
so easy to purchase use and understand the results Unknown on 10th Jun 2017
So, I completely forgot about Standardized Tests until the very end of the school year when someone mentioned them and I realized two of my kids were due this year. In the past I've taken my daughter to the local Christian school for testing, but I'd already missed those for this year. A quick internet search led to this online option, which was affordable (cheaper than sending them to the school), in a simple-to-understand format, with instant results available. I will be doing it this way from now on. What a time saver! Georgia Franchetti on 9th Jun 2017
One of my boys gets easily stressed out when taking tests, but not with the untimed CAT test. It allows him to work at his own pace. The examples are easy to understand and follow. I appreciate the immediate results and ease of use. Kathy Rothenberger on 9th Jun 2017
My son started home schooling in February, and even though I'm not required to give him a test this year, I decided to use the CAT to show me which areas we need to work on.
The test is simple to use and the fact that it's not timed gives him the opportunity to ensure he is doing the best he can.
I have recommended it to other parents I know that are home schooling their children for the first time. Kristine Reynoldd on 9th Jun 2017