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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.
I am so incredibly thankful this test exists! We have been using it for the past three years and will continue to do so. It’s beyond convenient. My son gets super anxious when it comes to tests, so knowing this one isn’t timed and he can go at his own pace helps him tremendously! Unknown on 9th Jan 2022
We have been using the Cat for the past 4 years, it is convenient and easy to use its also very affordable. I have recommended it to my family and friends . Unknown on 4th Jan 2022
My daughter actually loved completing the series of test and did really well. I will continue to use this in the future. Unknown on 30th Dec 2021
We have been using California Achievement testing since my son was in 3rd grade and he is now in 8th grade. I appreciate the flexibility this test offers with the untimed option and being able to complete the sections when the student wants to. It takes the extra stress and pressure out of testing that most other standardized testing puts on the student. We also enjoy being able to view the results right after the student has completed the test. Abigail on 24th Dec 2021
We loved this test. We will use it again next year.
Setting it up was very easy with clear instructions. There were clear instructions and examples for the kids too at the beginning of each section.
Our kids could take breaks. We decided to let them work for about 30 minutes at a time. They didn't get overwhelmed at all this way. Krisztina M. on 13th Dec 2021
My kid loves this test above all others we have tried! It's easy going and stress free.
We are return customers and will be back again, Thank You!! Unknown on 29th Oct 2021
Excellent product. Quick and easy to administer B. N. on 27th Oct 2021
I just started homeschooling my son he had an IEP in school but felt he wasn’t getting enough help. I chose the untimed test so he could take his time and not feel rushed. He tired his hardest in public school he was in 6th grade but test showed he’s only at a 4th grade level. I’m thankful for this test and will be using it every year michelle lee on 21st Oct 2021
My granddaughter, who normally attends public school, was homeschooled last year through the covid craziness. She is on the autism spectrum and has issues with anxiety, so when her mom asked for my help in finding a standardized test for her, the untimed, online CAT seemed like the perfect choice, and Academic Excellence had great reviews.
Everything about this test was top-notch and user-friendly: Registering and paying (and $25 actually meant $25!); navigating through the test; logging back in and resuming after a break; submitting the completed test; deciphering the results (which were back within a few minutes of finishing) ...
I definitely would recommend Academic Excellence and their products based on this experience, and if homeschooling is on the horizon again, we'll be back. Alena W. on 20th Oct 2021
My daughter was able to complete her 3rd Grade test with ease. I will be continuing to use this test for homeschool and loved the thorough scoring and explanation of each score. R Trammel on 18th Oct 2021