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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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      Excellent way to have your child/children without the pressure of feeling rushed. on 13th Sep 2019

    2. Thorough Exam

      The CAT is the test I took as a child. As I remembered, the exam is thorough, challenging, and grading is well-explained. I use this as the EOG for my homeschooled kids. The grading helps me know what needs to be reviewed. I choose the untied because of the home environment and because of challenges one of my children experiences. It’s important that I am testing knowledge, not inciting test anxiety. on 10th Sep 2019

    3. Awesome CAT non timing Assessment

      I have been a public school Exceptional Educator for over 27 years and a Homeschool Mom for 2 years. Just as in my classroom, it’s important for me to know where the student is academically at the beginning, middle and end of the school year. I am able to gain the knowledge of the academic strengths as well as what areas need to be strengthened. I gain a lot of insight from the premier scoring and the suggestion of materials. It is great to receive the scores, graphs, academic achievement levels within moments after selecting the finished button for the exam. When my son returned to public school in 2017, he attended a well known educational system. The grade level counselor was impressed that we used the CAT test. Due to the reliability of this assessment, my 9th grader scored as a freshman in college and was placed in Honor classes.

      I also enjoy the student ID and Teacher ID from academic excellence.
      on 7th Sep 2019

    4. Great Testing For Home Schoolers

      I recommend the California Achievement Test, it is a great way to have your child/children tested at your own pace. Excellent for struggling students to not feel the pressure of being timed. on 5th Sep 2019

    5. Easiest way to check the "annual testing" box

      Easy to use. No tech problems. on 5th Sep 2019

    6. So convenient

      The test is very simple and straight forward. Even my child with special needs was able to complete it with ease. I love the instant grading too. We will use this again next year for sure! on 28th Aug 2019

    7. Great, Easy to Use Testing

      This is the second year I have used CAT testing for my son. He gets overwhelmed with other tests in the past these tests have been easy to use and navigate. on 27th Aug 2019

    8. Excellent Homeschool Year End Test

      We purchased the exams for our homeschoolers from Academic Excellence. It was a straightforward and easy process. Once the test were complete we received the results within a few minutes. We were very happy with the ease of this process and will use it again in the future. on 25th Aug 2019

    9. Excellent Homeschool Year End Test

      We purchased the exams for our homeschoolers from Academic Excellence. It was a straightforward and easy process. Once the test were complete we received the results within a few minutes. We were very happy with the ease of this process and will use it again in the future. on 25th Aug 2019


      This is my second year using this particular test and I find that my students are calmed and can "THINK"! However, as Juniors and Seniors, I realize that they will be timed on PSAT/SAT Testing UNLESS you come up with a compatible Untimed Test that they can take without the stress that comes with it! (: This certainly has been a blessing from me as well as the students. on 22nd Aug 2019