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Complete ONLINE California Achievement Test: NOT TIMED

  • Product Description

    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.

    Ordering Instructions:

       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. 

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  • Product Reviews


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    1. Very Satisfied

      We are new to homeschooling and we needed a test to act as an end of the year evaluation or my fourth grader (going into fifth grade). The California Achievement Test was the first on the list so I bought this one. It is very easy to use, find the scores, etc. I didnt realize there was a non-timed option and a timed option. If I did I probably wouldve bought the timed option like they have in schools, but it was very peaceful taking the non-timed test. He is ahead of the curve so it wouldnt have changed anything. I definitely thought it was going to be very expensive so I was happy when it was under $40. I like that there is a login so you can see the scores again if you want. We paid for the extra scoring option and I was happy with that. It is just some graphs and stuff but it helped show where he is compared to other kids in his grade. For the price, the extra scoring was worth it. We didnt buy the practice questions because it seemed like alot of money. They had a question or two at the beginning of each section anyway.
      I was so pleased with the ease of this product and the website and I definitely plan on using this system again next year.
      on 16th Jul 2019

    2. Good choice

      I really liked doing the option of a none timed test. I was less stressful to manage and 2 kids could do on the same moment, because they could wait a second if they needed any clarification during the test on 16th Jul 2019

    3. Good choice

      I really liked doing the option of a none timed test. I was less stressful to manage and 2 kids could do on the same moment, because they could wait a second if they needed any clarification during the test on 16th Jul 2019

    4. Online not timed testing

      My kids were able to move at their pace. Much easier than timed testing. Less stressful. on 16th Jul 2019

    5. Works great for big families

      We are extremely busy and need to go at a slow pace, so this test is wonderful. Although I did seem to catch some of the older readings to be biased and others very confusing. on 15th Jul 2019

    6. Excellent Product

      We purchased this product because our state requires a year end test for HS families. The product was affordable, easy to navigate and was perfect for our kids grades 4 and 7. I will be using this product again next year. on 12th Jul 2019

    7. Very straightforward and simple to use.

      I got the CAT untimed test with practice and enhanced scoring. We live in NY state and needed them for our home school annual assessment. My two sons liked that the practice tests showed them the layout so that they were prepared. I liked that they could take the tests and I could print them and scan them and email them to report! on 10th Jul 2019

    8. Great option for home assessments

      Easy to use for both students and parents on 10th Jul 2019

    9. Untimed test

      I was very pleased with the online untimed test. It took quite awhile to complete but it was an excellent challenge. My only complaint is that my results weren't emailed to me after a couple of days, I had to log in and retrieve them myself on 7th Jul 2019

    10. Easy to use!

      We are new to homeschooling, when told we have to do this test we were quite nervous. This is our second time using this test for our 4 kids and its perfect. The instructions are so easy to follow and results are within minutes. on 6th Jul 2019