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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.
I liked the convenience of this test. It was smooth, self explanatory, easy to use and my kids liked it. Loved that it is scored immediately and you get the results. I would recommend to anyone. Unknown on 16th May 2018
Easy to download. Great customer service. Our son loved taking the test. Easy to use. Loved the complete report at the end. Would highly recommend. Unknown on 15th May 2018
This tests is so easy to download and go we keep coming back to it every year. I love that shortly after it’s completed you have the test scores.
We finished testing and I had the scores in the mail to our school system! Julie on 14th May 2018
My kids needed a standardized test to meet the requirements for our state. This test was perfect! My ADHD kid didn't feel pressured by time restraints, and probably finished sooner then he would have otherwise. And the results were instant. We will use this the next time we need a standardized test. Kelly on 11th May 2018
This is our first year using the CAT test. It was just what we needed to make sure we are working in the right direction. Directions were easy to understand (no confusion is great) and immediate results are a plus. The results were very detailed also so I know areas we need to work on. Brandy on 10th May 2018
This was the first year of homeschool that we had to administer an End of Year Test. I was able to log in, show her where to click to begin, and then let her do the test. I appreciated that it was able to do at home, where she is most comfortable (due to doing school here), and that we got the results emailed to us in a matter of minutes! Ashley on 10th May 2018
Very easy to use, no pressure from being timed. Very helpful feedback with assessment Unknown on 9th May 2018
This is our 2nd year using this test. I love the way the test are in sections and most of all that I get the results within 10 min or so of submitting the finished test. Jamie Shumate on 9th May 2018
Thank you Acadenic Excellence in making a homeschool mom’s life easier by providing such a great product and service.This is my second year purchasing your CAT Test and as always you deliver.My DD has a comfort level in the way your product is designed.User friendly, great graphics user interface, intuitive and great scoring results in which allows you to see as a parent where your child may need improvement.I highly recommend this product for a very busy mom like myself!! Ritz from Raleigh, NC on 7th May 2018
We used the untimed online version this year for the first time. I was nervous and had a few issues (un block pop ups to allow test to open). When it appeared the test was not functioning correctly, the Tech support easily explained it! My kids enjoyed it (much much less work for the teachers!!), and the results were almost instant! Definitely will use again!! Emily Goodman on 5th May 2018