Online California Achievement Test with near-instant, emailed results. This is a timed test.
This test is for students entering grades 2 through 12. Scores reported will offer a grade equivalent score, but also percentile and stanine rankings for each of the individual test sections. You will receive your test results by email shortly after the test is completed.
You will receive an email with details about registering to take the test shortly after completing your order. In most cases we are able to send the information within an hour but there may be times where it takes longer - up to 1 business day.
We ask that you please add firstname.lastname@example.org to your email address book to ensure you receive this email. If you don't see it please check your spam or junk email folder. If you experience any trouble please contact us at email@example.com. We would also recommend viewing our recommended system requirements below for administering the test on your computer.
*Please note that the California Achievement Test has a 1 year expiration date.
Recommendation Service Explanation:
The recommendation service that we offer allows for guidance in selecting curriculum for your student. Once the test is completed we will send the test scores to our homeschool curriculum department for review. From there, they will make curriculum recommendations for you based on your student's test scores. This can be an especially helpful tool if your student has above or below average scores on their test, and can assist in encouraging your student further.
All recommended books are available for purchase on our website. This process can take a few business days.
Composite Score Explanation:
As a general explanation, a composite score is a totaling of each of the Raw Scores from the individual sections of the test. You will also receive a percentile and stanine rank of this composite score. In addition, this service will total the individual raw scores by subject, and offer a total score, percentile, and stanine ranking for each. The subjects are Reading, Mathematics, Language, and Spelling.
A composite score is often required by some states and schools. For up to date information and requirements please check with your state, school district, or with the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA).
After testing is completed:
If you decide to enroll your student into the Christian Liberty Academy School System (CLASS) within six months after receiving the test results, the cost of the test will be deducted from your student’s tuition fee. However, if you enroll your student in a grade level using a different test than the one he or she originally took, the test cost will not be deducted from your student’s tuition fee.
Posted by Brandie Read on 09/08/2016
I only wish I had ordered the paper version of the test, so I could review the tested information. My children all scored low on the 1970's CAT test, but scored off the charts on the California Achievement Test, 5th Edition – Complete Battery – 1992 Version, we used previously. (Upon reviewing the CAT 5 test questions I felt sure the kids would do well.) One of my kids (10th. grader) passed the current state tests given at the local school, but failed the 1970 CAT miserably. So I speculate there is some truth to the claim the Gov. is dumbing down our students, or they are no longer teaching the same curriculum...? My kids use to attend public school, but we were painfully aware they were not receiving an education... so we began Homeschooling them, in 2009. Using Switched on School House to educate our 5 kids. After reviewing how the kids did on this test, I pulled out a Math U See book and compared the curriculum covered by the Classic (1990's) Intermediate book intended for (5-6) grade and found that it covers the same curriculum & more, then other 7-8th. grade courses. I am now going to reevaluate the SOS programs claims that it teaches above the national levels..., especially the Language Arts. Lord help us all if their claims are true... it would appear our kids really are being dumbed down.
Posted by Unknown on 09/07/2016
This test was easy to use and the results were immediate. The results were not as specific as The Iowa Test of Basic Skills but they gave me a general sense of where my kids are in spelling, math, and reading. My younger kids (grade 2) had some trouble clicking on the small bubbles to choose their answers as they don't have much computer experience. The test is an easy way to get your homeschool testing done.
I also did the curriculum recommendation for my 4th grader as she is very advanced. It seemed like it was not very specific to my child and like they just categorically put her in 5th grade for everything since she did so well. There was no paragraph explaining why 1 curriculum was chosen over another.
Posted by Tabetha on 08/29/2016
After looking around on the internet for standardized testing options for homeschoolers, I was so pleased to find this test.
As a first year homeschooler, I was stressed about testing options. At a price I can afford, the convenience of doing this test at home and on my schedule, and knowing we get immediate results made this a no brainer.
Plus, I heard that the standards for this test, originally from the 70s, are higher than standardized public school testing today. Either way I can compare the results for my student against my child's grandparent's generation (my parents were 10 in the 70s). Pretty cool!
There may be times when you want your child to use another test for any number of reasons, but if testing isn't your thing (or your child's thing), when you are short on time and money, and when you don't have time to fuss over testing options, this is the test for you!
Testing is something I no longer have to worry about with this option available to me.
Posted by Unknown on 08/22/2016
This was an excellent test!
Posted by B. Hurlburt on 08/19/2016
I had my reservations about doing the testing online but all 4 of our children worked with this format very well and the immediate results are a huge bonus.
Posted by Holly on 08/09/2016
The online CAT testing was very user friendly and manageable. It gave us a good picture of where we are excelling as well as some Reas that need work. Thank you for making homeschooling a little easier.
Posted by Unknown on 08/08/2016
Great assessment! This is the only one for us.
Posted by Elizabeth on 08/05/2016
As a chronic procrastinator, I ordered this test on 7/29, despite our testing scores being due to the state by 8/1. Because this test was so easy to receive and complete, we were able to meet the deadline! I received the product within 20 minutes of ordering, and we completed the test over the weekend. Super easy to administer, complete, and understand.
Posted by Unknown on 08/01/2016
This online standardized test process was the best we've had. Easy to order, easy to execute and easy to administer. The results were very helpful.
Posted by Lexann J on 08/01/2016
Quick & convenient to order online. My son was able to take the test at his own pace, and that was a de-stresser for him, which I believe helped him do better on it. I really liked the instant feedback as well. I would certainly recommend this to other homeschoolers looking to assess their children.