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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.
My son just took the CAT online for the first time and it was a very positive experience. It was very easy to purchase the test. Getting set up to take the test was easy too. Test results were almost immediate. I highly recommend and will use this again next year! Amy on 24th May 2018
This was our first time using CAT. I was very impressed with how user friendly their website was for the kids to navigate their test. We will definitely use it again next year. I would have liked to see CAT also test in science and history. However, it is an excellent tool for testing Language Art & Math. Unknown on 23rd May 2018
I have used the on-line untimed CAT for the past four years with my kids. I recommend it to anyone who asks what they should use for their testing. I love the fact that my kids can take the test at their own pace and when you get the premium scoring you get a really good look at their strengths and what areas they may need help in. Suzanne on 22nd May 2018
Despite some trepidation in respect to purchasing and utilizing an online achievement test for my daughter, I was very happy with the product, ease of use, and customer support. Scoring results were immediate! There was a minor issue with sound but customer support was able to resolve it quickly! I purchased two more higher grade level tests the following day! I encourage fellow homeschoolers to try the online CAT test! Jessica on 22nd May 2018
Our high school children are old enough to self-test and were bored silly with our yearly fill-in-the-bubble testing program. This online test was a much welcome change for us. We did a few hours each day and finished up in 2 days.
I paid for the Premium Scoring, but since we test every year and I know where they are academically, I didn't find that helpful. I won't splurge for the premium scoring again, but we'll be taking this test again next year. Tonya on 22nd May 2018
We have used this test for several years and we are always pleased. Our children are now 15 and 11 and they also enjoy taking the CAT. Dawn M White on 22nd May 2018
Since using CAT, we have always been pleased with our results. Spot on with results. Non Common Core, we will continue to use. Unknown on 20th May 2018
We have been doing a 2 day Stanford paper test for last couple of years. This CAT test was so affordable, easy, and pleasant experience.. Didn’t even have to leave the house. I’ll totally do this next year. Eladio on 18th May 2018
My boys, ages 12 and 9, both hate taking timed tests!! The peace in knowing that they could work at their own pace was so refreshing. There was no fear or nerves this year; they could just focus on the questions and their answers. Thank you for providing this option!!!!! Unknown on 18th May 2018
My children both needed to test this year. I was able to purchase the tests, take them, and receive grades all on the same day. It was about 2.5 hours of test for both my 8th grader and 4th grader. Unknown on 17th May 2018