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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.
This is an amazing test. There is no pressure for the student. They can take their time to answer each question. Leanne Wilkins on 16th Jul 2018
We like the easy to use website and the test was a great way for us to monitor our child's educational development. Rebecca on 16th Jul 2018
We like the CAT. Makes sure we are keeping up without being overly involved. Linnea Woolridge on 14th Jul 2018
This is the first year we decided to use a non-timed CAT. I normally dread this time of year because my son totally stresses out over timed test. He is very bright but the stress causes him to do poorly on the test. Even with my reassurance that I am aware, as his teacher, of his abilities it's a challenge. This year he was self motivated to get it done. What a blessing! Homeschooling Mama on 13th Jul 2018
This is my first year homeschooling my daughter in 8th grade. I was very pleased with how practical this test is. I love the printable results, how fast you receive your results and how convenient it is. Ada on 12th Jul 2018
I absolutely love these CAT Test! For our homeschooling, these are wonderful! I love the premium scoring that is available. It is extremely helpful and informative. This is our 2nd year using the cat test, and its great to look back at last years and see the growth that our kids have made. I also like that on the premium scoring that it breaks everything down; how many they got right, how many were wrong. There over all grade level in each area. I can not say enough good things about this test! I tell everyone who will listen about the test! Thank you! Lisa Garrow on 10th Jul 2018
Was dreading administering the standardized test as this was our first year to have to do this . However, I will admit, this was so easy !! We ordered the online test and had absolutely no issues! My 2 nd grader even said the test was fun!! Wow!! She could even log in by herself after I showed her one time and go right to where she left off on the test. Rachel Cleckler on 10th Jul 2018
Perfect for my son! Jessica Brewster on 9th Jul 2018
This is our 3rd year using this product. And we are extremely happy with this testing. Not only is it a good tool for testing our children's knowledge, it is easy to maneuver. Brett/Pamela on 7th Jul 2018
I was very pleased with this test. My children were able to understand it all and we got the results back very fast. Unknown on 6th Jul 2018