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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.
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
The test structure was very well done. My child understood the directions and completed the test correctly. My only issue with this test is that my child is special needs and some portions of the test we didnt cover in length for our homeschool curriculum so they had difficulty. This was more a failure on my part. It came quickly in the mail. I wish they would send the final results in the mail instead of email but other than that a great test for a second grader. Heather Thoresen on 22nd Jun 2022
I ordered 2 of these tests. I have administered them and one of the kids wrote their answers in the booklets before they finalized on the answer sheet. The other hates all schooling, but this was easy for that one. I highly recommend this testing!!! Easy to administer, easy to answer and easy to send in. Unknown on 22nd Jun 2022
I have used this test several years now and it works well for my children. The instructions are clear and easy to use. The price is the best I have found and the scoring on the test is easy to read and provides the information I need to choose my child's next level of curriculum. Unknown on 21st Jun 2022
Keep doing it because it gives me the info I need to keep my kids on track. Nina on 15th Jun 2022
Easy directions. Both children were able to complete without any issues. Ashley May Warner on 12th Jun 2022
I’ve been using Academic Excellence for 3 years, and they have been wonderful, they’re prices are unbeatable (compared to others who charge $40 for their product) I like that the younger grades can actually write in their test booklet, (the bubble answer sheet is entirely to confusing for the younger grades) I’ve had questions in the past and within the hour I have had the answer, great customer service. I also like that my homeschoolers don’t feel rushed, they can do it at their own pace. I would completely recommend this product to anyone and will continue to be a customer throughout my children's homeschooling years. Unknown on 11th Jun 2022