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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 paper achievement testing include:
◦ Reliable and up-to-date results based on biannual norming
◦ Freedom to test according to your schedule
◦ Flexibility to divide tests into multiple sessions, as needed
◦ Our tests do not expire
◦ Stress free testing with complete printed instructions for proctoring the test
◦ Test results are emailed to you, with a link to PDF report for downloading and printing
◦ Professionally developed and produced with the permission of the original publisher
◦ Widely recognized and accepted by state and local educational agencies
Once you have placed your California Achievement Test purchase with Academic Excellence:
◦ You will receive an order confirmation email.
◦ Printed instructions, the California Achievement Test, and a return envelop will be mailed to you within 1 business day.
◦ Upon completion of the test, simply return the answer sheets to Academic Excellence in the pre-printed return envelop.
◦ Once scored, your test results will be emailed to you along with a link to a PDF report of your scores for saving and printing.
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.
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.
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.
◦ 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.
◦ 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.
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 shipping was faster than I expected. The CAT test is easy to administer and emailing the answer sheets sounds great. We have always had to mail off the sheets, so this electronic option is perfect for busy homeschool families. Thanks! Unknown on 22nd May 2018
I was very pleased with this test. My daughter has been homeschooled since kindergarten, so I was a little concerned how well it would go since this was her first standardized test. It was easy to follow, easy to administer, and easy for her to take. I was even able to send her answers via email. I will be using these tests in the future. Jennifer on 16th May 2018
Just what I needed. Thanks! Unknown on 8th May 2018
This was my first time using this test and I was very impressed! Everything is set out simply and it was very easy to give the test. I will definitely be ordering this again next year! Unknown on 3rd May 2018
This test was easy to order. It arrived promptly and I could administer it at my convenience. There was no rush to get everthing returned by a certain date. Plus, I emailed the testing back and received the results in less than a week. Melissa Blackburn on 27th Apr 2018
It was easy to order, and it arrived quickly. This is our second year we are using the CAT test through Academic Excellence. It is priced really well. Tanya D on 26th Apr 2018
We have used other testing companies throughout the year, but Academic Excellence makes it extremely easy! We have been purchasing our testing materials from the company for several years now, and will continue to do so. Maggie Woodruff on 17th Apr 2018
This my second year in tesing used the practice for our first time but will not be using it this year , very straight forward test, easy to administer, child is not pressured, I like the choice of time and untimed, I used timed, very affordable comparing to the other test, overall I will recommend. Unknown on 21st Mar 2018
The test is very user friendly which is nice. It is very affordable and that's also a great thing when you have multiple children. Mitzi Buchanan on 21st Jan 2018
This is so easy to use, order, and submit. It makes end of year so easy. Unknown on 7th Dec 2017