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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.
LOVE this product! Love the instant results and ability to print/email results right away. No unneeded stress on the student, because they can take the test in the comfort of their own home without pressure of being timed and in a stressful environment. Also, can pick up right where the student left off if they need to take a break AND the test is available 24/7. Deanna K on 31st Jul 2017
The instructions are easy to follow. I prefer the untimed tests to the timed test because that makes test taking easier. It is simple to download or print out the results and The extra cost for more indept results let me know what I need to focus on more with each child. Kristin Riche on 31st Jul 2017
Great user interface and questions are straight forward. Easy for the child to understand and answer. I received tests results within minutes of completion. Sheryl Cranford on 28th Jul 2017
We had no problems using this online test. The entire process went smoothly. The questions were clear, and the pictures were easily identifiable. The test results came back in less than a minute. I am very satisfied! Thank you. Andrea Boyle on 27th Jul 2017
This is our third year using the untimed CAT test through Academic Excellence. Great price, easy to use, and quick test results. My children and I have been very happy with the whole process. Carrie on 25th Jul 2017
I am extremely satisfied with Academic Excellence and the delivery/setup of the online untimed CAT. It was my first time using the CAT as well as AE. I used grade levels 3, 5, and 8. They were all very straightforward and grade level appropriate. My students really loved being able to go at their own pace in the confines of their home. Before we took the state (Ohio) issued tests with other students in a large group. It took my students approximately 2 days to finish the entire test. Will definitely use again. Chanel on 25th Jul 2017
Considering this is the first time my kids were given a test like this, I was trying to find a test that I did not have to administer, that was not timed, and could easily be graded. My goal was to see not only if they are on track with where they should be but if not, to know what areas needed special attention. The Premium scoring add on was instrumental in that process. Will definitely use the CAT test through Academic Excellence again (but will most likely switch to the timed version so it's a more accurate reflection of SAT or ACT tests). Karrie B on 24th Jul 2017
It was easy to use, and we received fast results. Very pleased. Unknown on 21st Jul 2017
I ordered for three kids, grades 10, 8, and 5. The last two years we have used the CAT timed test. This year went much better with the untimed test. The kids were not worried or stressed out and finished the tests much quicker (and with a lot less fussing) than in previous years with the timed test. Not really sure what the purpose of a timed test is anyways. We will use this test again....and again! Rebecca on 13th Jul 2017
It was an exciting experience for us as parents and a student to take the grade level test which was very accurate to the curriculum we used for the 2nd grade. My daughter said she had all questions that was covered in the 2nd grade curriculum. We are looking forward to take this test again next year. Thank you Farhat Nazeema on 13th Jul 2017