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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.
These tests are simple to use and satisfy the needs for our state homeschool requirement. Unknown on 30th Mar 2023
These tests were recommended by a friend and we tried them and loved them. Easy to order, easy to use and the results are emailed back very quickly! Very pleased! Esther on 23rd Mar 2023
This was perfect for our family. Easy to administer and navigate. Love that it's online and the results are emailed quickly upon completion! Unknown on 23rd Mar 2023
The untimed online CAT tests are a yearly resource for my homeschool family. Very easy process to order and administer testing. Melissa on 22nd Mar 2023
I am so grateful for the ability to allow my kids to satisfy state testing from the comfort of our home and in their own time. It really cuts down the stress that the kids can feel and helps me with my stress levels as well. We currently live in a state that does not require testing but we came from another state that did. Having this option allowed us to provide them with proof of testing without having to take the kids into the local school. I am continuing the testing for my own records and purposes, as well as to have if we need them in the future to prove that we have been educating our children. I am also very appreciative of what Academic Excellence provides with the cost, as well as the ease that they take care of our needs. They are very responsive and thorough. I can't imagine doing testing with another company. adaynasmile on 21st Mar 2023
As a homeschooling mom these at-home CAT tests are perfect for what North Carolina needs. Not only can we do the end-of-the-year test but Academic Excellence offers the PRE TEST too. My son would have an IEP / 504 if he was in the school system so the non-timed testing is wonderful for him. If you are looking for a way to track your child's learning and be state compliant this is perfect. Faith Spencer on 31st Jan 2023
This test was great for my daughter. Untimed so that she did not have any nervousness over watching the clock. It fit our needs perfectly! Thank you! Unknown on 24th Jan 2023
Thus is a reasonable standard test Elizabeth Costa on 20th Dec 2022
We love the online, untimed version! It is less stressful, and you do not feel the pressure of the timed exam. Grades come back within minutes, you get graphs and charts, and a certificate of completion! The results are very informative and easy to understand!
Thank you Academic Excellence! Unknown on 14th Dec 2022
Such a painless process and instant scoring! Thank you for not being complicated!! LaKedria Lozano on 11th Dec 2022