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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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    1. Such a wonderful service!

      Excellent customer service! Easy to follow instructions. Worth EVERY PENNY! on 29th Aug 2018

    2. Easy to use testing

      I found the test easy to use and would use it again! on 29th Aug 2018

    3. Homeschool Heaven

      I love using the CAT tests to ensure that my home-schooler is on the mark. The price is reasonable and the service/process is fast and efficient. Thank you Academic Excellence. on 25th Aug 2018

    4. Unpaid review

      This is the 2nd year we have used this test and we will be using it again. Easy to follow, love the un-timed option. Great product!

      on 25th Aug 2018

    5. Great Start!

      I used this program by recommendation from another Mom and I'm glad I followed through. Set up and purchase was a breeze. Confirmation and instructions were sent immediately upon purchase, and steps to set up and administer the test were super easy. I ordered the test "not timed", because it was my first test as a homeschooler and I wasn't sure how it would go, but I will definitely order "timed" next time so I have a better idea of my daughter's progress. The results were simple and straight forward. I am definitely pleased with this program. on 24th Aug 2018

    6. Convenient; gets the job done

      Directions are easy to follow, can be done anywhere, easily accessible. on 20th Aug 2018

    7. Unpaid Review

      Nice Products on 19th Aug 2018

    8. Excellent Product

      The test was very easy to administer. We used it to aid in curriculum choice since this is our first year of home instruction. So glad we did! The scores sent home by our public school were not an accurate reflection of our child's abilities. I would have chosen poorly without the aid of this test. We plan to use it again at the end of the school year so she can see her progress. The instant results, along with the untimed test took all the stress out of testing. on 18th Aug 2018

    9. Great product

      My family has been using academic excellence for 4 years now and we love it. I love that I can help reduce test anxiety by choosing an untimed test. My children do so much better without a time clock ticking away. on 15th Aug 2018

    10. Great test

      easy to understand on 13th Aug 2018