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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 - Now standard on all full tests at no extra charge.
◦ 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 a wonderful resource for homeschoolers. Very easy process to order and set up. I paid a small fee for quick grading and had my students results within minutes. We will use again I the future for our states homeschooling requirements Unknown on 20th May 2022
What I loved most was that my daughter could take the test in increments as our week allowed. I didn't have to schedule one big block of time for her to take the assessment. I was also surprised at how quickly we received the results after the assessment had been submitted. We use this process again next year. Ann on 20th May 2022
My child has little computer experience, but was easily able to navigate the online test. It was not as stressful as expected, especially with it being untimed. Instructions were clear and results were explained well and in a variety of ways. Unknown on 17th May 2022
Affordable, easy to use, easy to understand the results. This was the perfect option to satisfy the standardized testing requirements we needed to meet for homeschooling. Unknown on 17th May 2022
I think I am one of many many parents that seriously stressed over my child taking their first standardized test. My son did so well! I was so relieved how stress-free this was for him. I definitely suggest this test and I do recommend allowing them to take the practice test first. The practice test allowed us to get a feel of how the test would be and what we should prepare for. Amanda on 17th May 2022
I bought it fot my children who I homeschool. It worked well for them and myself too see what they have learned. As well in where I need to go in my teaching. James on 15th May 2022
My son took the test over 3 days, in smaller chunks. He does not like standardized tests but preferred this one to the ones he used to take in school and seemed more relaxed at home. As a parent, I felt the results pretty much identified his strengths and weaknesses. He will take this test again next year. Unknown on 15th May 2022
This was my first experience with online achievement tests and it was way easier than I thought it would be. Will definitely be using this product again when I need another achievement test for my children. Cayla on 11th May 2022
I almost chose the paper version of this test and I’m so thankful I went with this one at the last minute! My kids thought it was “fun” on the computer and the instant results is very satisfying. I do wish you could see the total number of sections and questions prior to purchasing because it would have helped me a lot enough time to take it without them getting tired and cranky toward the end. Great product though! Amy on 10th May 2022
This is our first year using the CAT, and we will definitely be using it next year. My daughter had no trouble navigating the site and questions on her own, and the results were quick and covered alot of different areas of knowledge. Erikka Munoz on 10th May 2022