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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.
The CAT is perfect....very easy to follow directions....fast grading results.... very happy we found Academic Excellence... Lisa Wright on 17th Sep 2021
This was easy to use. Got results fast online as well as by email. Laura on 7th Sep 2021
The test was long, but I feel that it did a good job of assessing where my kids are. We homeschool, so I just wanted that assurance that we’re on the right track.
My child accidentally skipped one of the sections and submitted the final form. I emailed the company and they were very responsive and helped me solve the problem. Unknown on 2nd Sep 2021
My son and daughter have special needs. The price can't be beat. The practice test lets your child know exactly what will be expected of them without burning them out. The untimed version of the test allows them to focus ONLY ON the material in front of them without fear of failure simply because they "aren't fast enough". The test tests only important information and leaves all the tedious nonsense out. once done it's a simple click to send it in. THEN YOU get an email with the results AND explanation of them. LOVE it and will continue to use Academic Excellence. Heather Smith on 29th Aug 2021
It was very easy to use and the kids actually had fun with the testing. I will definitely be using again for next years testing. Sarah on 24th Aug 2021
Utilizing the cpmputer to take the CAT test makes life easier. I choose the non timed test due to our wifi going down at times. During this current testing, it went down twice and she was able to retrieve the test. I would recommend using the online test since you can retrieve the results almost immediately. Unknown on 17th Aug 2021
We used the CAT test for years and it has been a time saver. Easy to navigate, convenient, different options and so affordable!
We had a question and costumer service was quick and helpful. Very pleased with this product. Patricia on 13th Aug 2021
My daughter took untimed test. Everything was explained and it was set up great! Lyndsay on 12th Aug 2021
We are a homeschool family and taking an achievement test is required in grades 3,5 and 8. This covered everything my state requires and by using the untimed version it doesn’t stress my kids out. Perfect for what we need Unknown on 12th Aug 2021
I am a homeschool mom to a 9 year old who has ASD, SPD, and ADHD. While he is gifted in certain areas, he also needs help in others. The fact that this test is not timed, is a blessing(we have taken 4 of these tests now, he will be in "4th" grade this year). My son can not sit still for long periods of time, and this test allows him to be able to run, wiggle, bounce...etc, after answering a couple of questions. My son is typically able to complete this test in 2 days, even with all the breaks down in-between. I highly recommend this test to anyone who has a child with special needs, or a child who has test anxiety, or for anyone who wants to give their child a more pleasant testing experience. :) N. Bullock on 11th Aug 2021