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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
◦ 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.
I was so happy to have this option for my homeschooled girls: one in 3rd grade and the other in 8th grade.
There was no stress since the test was not timed. My girls took several days to work on the sections and do their best... right from the comfort and familiar surroundings of our home.
They both scored very well!
Definitely recommend it! Homeschool Mom on 30th May 2023
We have used Cat testing for several years now and it is very easy to use and efficient. Kristin Sells on 30th May 2023
I am satisfied with the CAT. With the curriculum we chose, our history and science doesn't line up with public schools'. The CAT test grade level reading, language, and math. It wasn't timed so my kids were able to take breaks or finish a different day. I like that the test was delivered almost immediately after purchase went through. I didn't have to schedule a day in advance that was a month away. Kim on 29th May 2023
My child has extreme test anxiety. This is a way as it gets
Jennifer on 29th May 2023
I use this test for my end of year testing for homeschool. I love the premium scoring option which shows you an approximate placement for your child’s grade level. I have been using this test for 4 years and plan on using it until the end of my homeschool journey. Thank you Academic Excellence for being an affordable choice for my testing needs. Jessica on 29th May 2023
We had a great experience taking the online test. The detailed results came immediately and it was easy to understand. I appreciate that it was untimed. My son was calm & could take breaks. Liezel on 28th May 2023
The results are given quickly, and customer service responds to questions and comments instantly. The CAT Not Timed test is a great option if you want to measure a child's academic advancement without the added stress of a timed test. Unknown on 27th May 2023
Easy to access. I appreciate being able to track my children’s progress every year. The reports are thorough and a beautiful addition to our portfolios. Unknown on 26th May 2023
This is a thorough test. Love that you have the option to take the test on line or paper. I really appreciate the "no timed" option also. Its allowed my kids to take the test when they are at their best and could take breaks when they were tired or got frustrated. Bonnie on 21st May 2023
We always have a wonderful experience using Academic Excellence’s online testing. Its affordable customer service is always helpful, and the results are quick. Highly recommend! Shelby Trondle on 21st May 2023