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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.
I will definitely use this product again next year and I am happy I purchase the curriculum recommendations. Sarah on 1st Jul 2022
Having quick and easy access at a fair price to both the test and the practice test is a real boon to our homeschool needs! The kids appreciate having an untimed option which has taken the pressure off and let them really shine. I like the additional scoring which helps me understand where they are excelling and where we can shore up our academics next year. The instant scoring results made it very easy for our paperwork needs. The support on the site was fast and easy when I made a mistake on my order! Wonderful product. I highly recommend it. Nikki C. on 30th Jun 2022
Super easy to navigate. Easy to understand. Simple to understand. Highly recommend. A. Worley on 29th Jun 2022
You can easily save and exit and take a many days as you need to complete the test. Once done you submit you get results quickly. It had about 8 sections, all ELA and Math, with anywhere from about 20-45 questions. Overall it took my son about 4 hours to complete, which we broke into several days, and he has ADD. I will do this test again next year. Kristen on 28th Jun 2022
I purchased the online and untimed version for my child. It was a requirement this year and it was the first time my child has taken a standardized test. It was very user friendly and my child did really well with it. He has Autism and it was a relief that I could have him take it at his pace over the course of a few days. I will be purchasing this product every year. Unknown on 27th Jun 2022
This was our first year homeschooling, and our first year testing. I was so nervous about testing, but this test made it so easy. My daughter was not nervous, and did not feel any pressure as it was not timed. We will be using this test again next year, due to the ease and convenience. I have two other children, and it will be helpful to have them test as they all get to testing age! Thank you! Emalee on 27th Jun 2022
Perfect for our homeschool needs and easy to use. Unknown on 26th Jun 2022
CAT test is widely used in public schools, so it met our needs as a homeschooling family needing a standardized test. My son liked being able to do it online, at his own pace. We're active and busy, and having him sit down for several hours at a time to complete a test would be drudgery! Marilyn Smith on 24th Jun 2022
Test results within minutes! Unknown on 23rd Jun 2022
I chose this option because of my grandson's learning disability. He has trouble with attention and does not do well under pressure. When doing the untimed test he was relaxed and was able to concentrate. He did exceptionally well. Thank you!! We also got the results within minutes. Susan Hazzard on 23rd Jun 2022