Paper California Achievement Test

Complete PAPER California Achievement Test

  • 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.

    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.

    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 - Now standard on all full tests at no extra charge.

    ◦   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. 

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  • Product Reviews


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    1. Excellent resource

      I homeschool my daughter and one thing people constantly ask is what grade she is in. Her level is different based on subject and this paper test was helpful in not only giving her a testing experience but also in allowing me to see where she is actually struggling vs where she is doing well. on 12th Oct 2022

    2. Great product and service

      Great product and service. We have been using this academic excellence for several years. The paper test are simple to administer and are always graded promptly any time we have had any questions we have always received excellent service on 7th Oct 2022

    3. Excellent test

      This is an excellent test. Easy to understand and hits all the categories for for academic achievement! Won't use anything else to test our kids. on 4th Oct 2022

    4. Best test by far

      Me being a at home schooler in itself is a challenge. In school test were always a big issue for me but even then CAT was very understandable. I gave both my boys the test (mind you they both have ADHD) and they had no problems understanding and comprehending the test. I will not go anywhere else when it comes to my children's testing. Thank you Academic Excellence we have a few more years together ❤ on 30th Sep 2022

    5. Great product will use again

      My son got the full testing experience. I think this helped him get a sense of how serious education is. on 13th Sep 2022

    6. Easy to use assessment

      I really liked that I could take pictures with my smart phone. Please upgrade your materials to suggest it as an option.

      I recommend this test to gauge homeschool success.
      on 11th Sep 2022


      This is my 2nd year using this test from this company. I used the paper test and once again it worked great for my child. I am very happy with this company and will continue to order from them. I like that you can email your test answers in or mail them, whichever you choose. Also, there is no rush to have them in as I have experienced with some other companies. I will only use academic excellence. on 31st Aug 2022

    8. A Great Standardized Test for My Students and Great Service From Academic Excellence

      Academic Excellence has been my go-to place for end of the year evaluations for my home educated children. The CAT Paper Test is an excellent standardized tool for gauging their progress. The testing is easy to administer and the results offer an accurate depiction of the student's abilities. The results are received in a very timely manner and the premium scoring is a nice extra. on 7th Aug 2022

    9. Excellent standardized test

      Test forms were received within 3 days. Forms were accurate, well printed and packaged. Administration was straight forward with clear and concise prompts for students. Testing took 2 days to administer, upon which the results were scanned and uploaded via SMTP. Results received 5 business days later. Test results were easy to interpret to gauge strengths and areas for improvement. on 1st Aug 2022

    10. Very Pleased

      I have used this test for several years and I am very pleased. The scoring breaks down the areas my children excel in and the areas they need more help in. on 20th Jul 2022

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