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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 - 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.
My son got the full testing experience. I think this helped him get a sense of how serious education is. Unknown on 13th Sep 2022
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. J 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. Unknown on 31st Aug 2022
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. Unknown on 7th Aug 2022
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. Bobby on 1st Aug 2022
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. Amanda on 20th Jul 2022
I thought this product was excellent! It was easy to understand. My son does better with paper than online, it was easy to complete, mail right back in, and the results are emailed in a timely manner. Christina Collins on 3rd Jul 2022
I like the way the test is structured, and I am very pleased with the content that is covered in this test. I’m not a fan of standardized tests, but this one kept my mind at ease. The test is self-explanatory, and very easy to follow. Great job! Tee on 29th Jun 2022
I was very pleased with everything from ordering the test, administering the test, to returning the test and receiving test results. This company has excellent customer service. I love the price, the fact that I didn't feel rushed to have the test back in a certain time limit, it was easy to administer and my child didn't feel rushed. Test results came back quickly and I was pleased with everything. I will continue to order from this company. Unknown on 28th Jun 2022
Both I and my daughter enjoyed this test. It was on the easier side for her but it was well written and easy to follow L hales on 22nd Jun 2022