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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.
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.
After 18 years of homeschooling our family moved to a new state. So as we closed out our 19th year of homeschooling, we had to comply with new laws. A big thank you to Academic Excellence for making that compliance easy on both the students and teacher! Jodi on 23rd May 2017
Are you a slacker homeschool mom like me? Did you keep putting off making arrangements for your child's state-required testing until it was too late to order a test, have it delivered, have your child take it, and then get it scored for you? This is the perfect solution! From the time I registered my 8th grader to the time I received her scores, the entire process took only a few hours. She was able to go at her own pace (within the time limits), and had no difficulty navigating it entirely on her own. The cost of this test was far less than I would have paid for a professional to administer it. I wish I had known about this when my older children needed their state required testing! I could not be more pleased with this, and will definitely use this in the future for her younger sibling! Unknown on 10th May 2017
7 Year Homeschooler - I have been a user of the paper CAT test for years because one of my kiddos was hesitant about the computerized test. It is AMAZING - scoring was super quick. We tested over several days and I liked having the ability to check the progress of scores as well. We chose the premium scoring and the graphs were helpful for my children to see how well they did.
My youngest appreciated the Certificate of Achievement that we printed.
MM on 8th May 2017
I'm a first time homeschooler. I ordered the wrong test and the lady at customer service responded my email promptly and exchanged it for the right one. The test was great also. No issues at all. Will come back next year God willing. Thank a bunch AE! MValdez on 2nd May 2017
I purchased this test for my 13-year-old homeschool student. She took the practice test first and then moved on to the timed test. She had no trouble understanding the instructions, and the test went well for her. The results were quick and delivered right to my email. Great product! Courtney on 26th Apr 2017
The test was very reasonably priced, and the practice test was well worth the additional cost. The online service was easy and convenient. I appreciated that the testing did not involve going into an unfamiliar environment, but instead allowed my child to focus on the test itself. It was also great to see results right away. This was a great way to meet our state's requirements to show proof of progress. Michelle B. on 5th Apr 2017
Very easy to use service. Thank you! Unknown on 25th Mar 2017
Because each section could be taken on its own, it worked perfectly for my daughter who attends school all day, followed by sports, followed by work. She was able to take one or two sections each night. Jackie on 9th Feb 2017
Exactly what I was looking for to meet state (PA) standards for my homeschoolers. Great price, speedy results. Will definitely be using them for my children for years to come. Emily Hess on 5th Jan 2017
This was the easiest testing option I have ever used. The price is great, the sample test was helpful and my test takers were excited about the process. I also love getting immediate results. Sonya in VA on 20th Dec 2016