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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.
I've been using this test with my 1st child for a 5 years and my 2nd child for 3 years. Very easy directions & get test scores sent to email immediately. Great price also. Have did both test timed & not timed online. It's worth the try. Shirelle on 18th Aug 2023
This worked really well for us, it was quick to order, open, and use. We were able to take the time we needed to complete the tests and submit. I accidentally submitted with one portion incomplete without realizing it and response time from the support team was quick and we were able to fix it and get our completed score sheets. Kayla on 18th Aug 2023
The testing is comprehensive and easy to use after you get past the nagging browser warnings. Customer service was extremely helpful in dealing with this issue. Some of the browsers just do not play nice. Would recommend this product for anyone who needs Standardized testing that meets state requirements. Our children do very well with it. This is our second year using it and will return for this coming school year also. Thank you, Academic Excellence, for such a great product and friendly and knowledgeable staff. Unknown on 16th Aug 2023
Exactly what the title says. Great resource for assessing where we are at the end of the year, and a resource to show the kids what a standardized test is like. Staci on 14th Aug 2023
Always prompt service, quick results, excellent assistance when I accidentally chose the wrong item. I have used Acedwmic Exclence twice and was very pleased both times. Audrey on 11th Aug 2023
We had an excellent testing experience with the CAT. The content matched the grade level perfectly and provided a valuable insight into my child's academic progress. Unknown on 10th Aug 2023
This standardized test is a great resource that lets a parent test their child’s educational progress. Unknown on 9th Aug 2023
I prefer CAT testing over meeting with an assessor, and have used the CAT test for 3 years now. My son is able to do however many portions he feels up to each day and without the timer he can focus on the questions not the time. I especially like the composite scoring so I can compare to his peers, and be assured he is on track for his age. Erica on 6th Aug 2023
I’ve been administering the Terra Nova to my children for the last 4 years and decided to try the online CAT this year. it was awesome!! So much easier when testing multiple children, and the instant results were amazing! We will definitely be sticking with Academic Excellence. Jen on 6th Aug 2023
This test is so easy to navigate for all ages. You can take your time with it. You receive in within minutes and test results just as quick. Amazing service Elise on 4th Aug 2023