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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.
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 paper achievement testing include:
◦ Reliable and up-to-date results based on biannual norming
◦ Freedom to test according to your schedule
◦ Flexibility to divide tests into multiple sessions, as needed
◦ Our tests do not expire
◦ Stress free testing with complete printed instructions for proctoring the test
◦ Test results are emailed to you, with a link to PDF report for downloading and printing
◦ Professionally developed and produced with the permission of the original publisher
◦ Widely recognized and accepted by state and local educational agencies
Once you have placed your California Achievement Test purchase with Academic Excellence:
◦ You will receive an order confirmation email.
◦ Printed instructions, the California Achievement Test, and a return envelop will be mailed to you within 1 business day.
◦ Upon completion of the test, simply return the answer sheets to Academic Excellence in the pre-printed return envelop.
◦ Once scored, your test results will be emailed to you along with a link to a PDF report of your scores for saving and printing.
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.
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.
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.
◦ 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.
◦ 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.
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.
We have rural (slow) internet, so couldn't get the computer version to work. Academic Excellence gladly changed our order to the paper version, and mailed them out promptly. Once my kids were finished, I scanned in their answer sheets. (Had the option to mail, but thought scanning would be faster). Takes a bit to get the score back, but still well worth it. I also appreciated that my kids didn't have to stare at a screen for a long time while test taking, and also this enabled my kids to all take their tests "at the same time" rather than waiting for their turn on the computer. Very happy and highly recommend Unknown on 7th May 2019
I AM A NEW HOMESCHOOLER AND I LOVE HOW EASY IT IS TO ADMINISTER THIS TEST AND EMAIL THE SCORES. THIS REALLY TAKES THE STRESS OUT OF END OF GRADE TESTING, AND IT ARRIVED QUICKLY. JUST GREAT, THANKS., Joseph on 26th Apr 2019
Have used other testing company’s and this is by far the best experience. Ease of ordering, quality of tests, no hassle returning test material and NO PRESSURE ON TEST DATE!! Love that!! Order the test and do when your schedule allows. Angela on 18th Apr 2019
I like htat I can order the test and administer it when I can get someone to proctor it and am not nailed to a specific week, and have to have it returned within so many days. The report is exactly what I need. Wendy on 25th Jan 2019
We have used these CAT tests for several years. As a homeschooling parent, it helps to see where each child is academically. I appreciate the ease of these tests as far as administering and the quick receiving of scores once they are turned in. It is nice to have the option of emailing the finished tests, but I have found it super simple just to mail them. Thank you Academic Excellence for making this possible. Daynna Mitchell on 9th Nov 2018
I like the way they have each section lable elizabeth on 30th Jul 2018
I am very pleased with the 8th grade CAT test and extremely happy with your customer service. I was helped right away every time I had a question and wasn't sure about something.
I will definitely recommend Academic Excellence to anyone.
Thank you again Natalie Smith on 6th Jul 2018
I had previously purchased my tests from another company, however in recent years Academic Excellence is the only place I go for my testing needs. They offer all the CAT tests I need and their service as well as their pricing is excellent. I also really like the fact that I can submit testing electronically via email as opposed to the hassles of mailing the physical test. Thank you Academic Excellence. Brett on 26th Jun 2018
Academic excellence has a variety of testing options. Great customer service. Very knowledgeable about what the parent and student need. I like the fact that you can even order certificates and diplomas. I like even more so the way the test are machine scored. The price of the testing material is affordable. The speed of receiving the testing supplies and scores. The students can even take the test online! Thank you Academic Excellence Kimya Wood on 18th Jun 2018
The shipping was faster than I expected. The CAT test is easy to administer and emailing the answer sheets sounds great. We have always had to mail off the sheets, so this electronic option is perfect for busy homeschool families. Thanks! Unknown on 22nd May 2018