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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 envelope will be shipped via Priority Mail, usually within 1 business day (transit times will vary).
◦ Upon completion of the test, simply return the answer sheets to Academic Excellence in the pre-printed return envelope.
◦ 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.
This is the 3rd year that we used Acedemic Excellence! For end of grade testing! It really is easy to use! And love how the tests are given. Awesome! Unknown on 7th Jun 2021
I have a second grader and a seventh grader, and both tests were great for the one administering it and the one taking it. Easy to follow Instructions. I love that my second grader was able to write in the book, and did not have to use a separate answer sheet. Will definitely be buying again for next years. Unknown on 2nd Jun 2021
This was a great test Unknown on 27th May 2021
This was great for a child who has test anxiety with online tests. It was very easy to administer. Unknown on 25th May 2021
Ordered this test for my 3rd grader and loved the format. Easy to use. Loved that we could do it on our own time at home and then mail it in for results. Would highly recommend and will definetly be ordering again in the years to come! Unknown on 25th May 2021
The tests is very convenient perfect for children that need more time to complete the questions. Questions are clear, and understandable. I really like it! I will use it next year again. Ariamna on 16th May 2021
Our girls did great with this testing!! Received the results quick also. Will definitely do this from now on!! Unknown on 4th May 2021
This test was great and very easy to administer to my child! Jessica C Hardy on 26th Apr 2021
First time ordering two tests for my kids. The process was simple, and the delivery was quick. So far, very happy with the purchase of these tests. Unknown on 21st Apr 2021
As a homeschool mom the CAT paper test is perfect for my son. It is something we can prep for by getting the downloadable pre test, it can be given at our convenience and not timed to fit in to our schedule and it gets my son away from using the computer for a while which is a plus. The price is always affordable for those of us on a limited income and it covers the important subjects, the results come back quickly. This will be ordered again next year for our final year of high school. I highly recommend this test for everyone! Thank you Academic Excellence :) C. Fellows on 11th Apr 2021