- Achievement Tests
- Diplomas & Certificates
- ID Cards
- Educational Resources
- Group Ordering
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 appreciate having this assessment available. We are homeschoolers (3 different grade levels), two with special needs. Anxiety level over testing is reduced drastically and we can focus on just completing them. As a result, they usually complete each section within what would be the typical timed limit anyway! Tricia on 5th Jul 2019
This was our first time using a test rather than a portfolio for our end of year homeschool reporting method, and I can't recommend it highly enough. My son was very anxious at the idea of taking a test at first, but this test is untimed, and when he realized he could take as much time as he needed to work his way through the test he became comfortable with it.
The test was very easy to administer, and when I had a question the customer service associate had a prompt and helpful answer for me.
My son was excited and proud of his test results, as am I. This is the reporting technique we will continue to use in future years - well worth the money. Jennifer Lewis on 29th Jun 2019
My daughter was able to get through her testing anxiety and complete her untimed test without any panic attacks or melt downs. This is a huge accomplishment. Thank you for offering this option Teri on 27th Jun 2019
Thanks for your products and customer service. I had a few glitches that I made and you were able to work it out quickly and kindly. I'll use you again. Unknown on 27th Jun 2019
The test was simple to access, had simple instructions my 8 year old could read and follow. Even though we chose untimed he completed the test in two days spending roughly 2.5 -3 hours on each day with a 15 min break between each section. Tay on 26th Jun 2019
Very simple to use, easy to understand, and got results quickly Carey A Massengill on 24th Jun 2019
This has been the easiest way to get my kids’ yearly testing done. It’s also helpful that there’s the untimed option for either those who may be behind in reading, or for those who have testing anxiety and need extra time. I am very thankful to have this not only convenient, but affordable option available. Heather on 24th Jun 2019
It was a good way to know My kids strengths and gaps. The results came in so quick! Thank you! I would recommend this product! Cris on 24th Jun 2019
My son and I were both a bit anxious about testing, first time for both of us. This was set up in a way that was stress-free and easy to administer. Rebecca L. Dooley on 22nd Jun 2019
Easy for my children. I receive the scoring minutes after the test is submitted. I highly recommend Academic Excellence for homeschooling testing. Unknown on 19th Jun 2019