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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 was very happy with the entire purchase and experience as it was my first time. It was very easy to understand instructions and log in for my kids to take the test ! I love how I find out their scores immediately after they've taken the test. It was a great experience!! Unknown on 11th Aug 2021
This test has been our go to for a few years. The untimed has been great for my kiddos as they struggle with testing in general. Love being able to take the test in parts! Michelle on 8th Aug 2021
This is my 5th year administering the CAT test to my daughter. Every year we choose to buy through Academic Excellence due to their excellent customer service and easy of use. Unknown on 7th Aug 2021
We purchased the CAT6 test, un-timed, 6th grade level for our son who was homeschooled during covid. Since we were getting close to the wire, being able to take the test and have it scored immediately online was very important for us. The test was easy to use and I felt it covered the subjects well. We also purchased the practice test, and that was quite helpful. My only minor criticism is that the practice test had about 8-12 questions per section, while the real test had 30-40. If that was mentioned in the documentation, I missed it. Not a huge deal but my son was rather dismayed the find that the 'real' test was a lot longer than the practice!
10/10 recommend, especially compared to alternatives that require sending things through the postal mail. Stacy M on 6th Aug 2021
This was my first time having to test my homeschooled kids and I was nervous about it, but the process was so easy. It was the perfect fit for our needs Alexa Milo on 5th Aug 2021
This is my first time homeschooling my son and I didn't know anything about the test. A friend of mine introduced me to it and I loved it. I will recommend it to any and everyone that's homeschooling. Unknown on 4th Aug 2021
My kids have been using Academic Excellence CAT5 untimed test for years. They understand the material and can get it done at a pace that works for our family's schedule. Once their test have been submitted I love the fact that I can get the results almost instantly. Unknown on 1st Aug 2021
Practice part was good. Wish it could have changed or had a few practice tests to go through but it helped prepare my child for the test. The test was well done and easy to administer at home. Karyn on 31st Jul 2021
We have loved using academic excellence for all our homeschool needs. Love getting fast results and I.D. cards. Unknown on 30th Jul 2021
I am very pleased with the ease of use of this product. My grandson has ADHD and he was able to work at his own pace Carolyn Wheat on 27th Jul 2021