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California Achievement Test (Paper version)

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Product Description

Paper Test with Mailed Results. This is a timed test.

Frequently Asked Questions

Grades 2–12*

Christian Liberty Press offers the paper-version of the CAT tests for entering grades 2 through 12. This service includes all the necessary testing materials and instructions for administering them. After testing, return the materials to us for scoring. We will then mail you the final results and original test sheet. Scores are reported in grade equivalent, stanine, and percentile format.

It often takes one week to grade and return your student’s test results. If ordering the Curriculum Recommendation service, please allow an additional week for receipt of both the test results and recommendation.

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 testing fee will be deducted from your student’s tuition fee. However, if you enroll your student in a grade level using a different Achievement Testing level than the one he or she originally took, the test cost will not be deducted from your student’s tuition fee. Please use the CAT Level Chart below to determine if you are eligible for a refund when enrolling your child with CLASS.

CAT Level Entering Grade Level
Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Level 5
Grade 2

Grade 3

Grade 4, 5, and 6

Grade 7, 8, and 9

Grade 10, 11, and 12




The entire fee must accompany the order form. We do not accept partial payments and there are no discounts for multiple orders.
The paper-based CAT Testing Service fee is $25 per student. The Curriculum Recommendation Service fee is $18 per student.

Cancellation / Refunds

Testing Service: a 60% refund will be granted for the paper version of the CAT only if the unused testing service materials are returned to Christian Liberty Press within 60 days of the date of shipment.  Mail your materials to Christian Liberty Press, Attn: Testing Service, 502 West Euclid Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL 60004-5402.
Curriculum Recommendation Service: if we receive your cancellation notice before we start the recommendation process, we will send you a full refund. Once our recommendation is completed, we are unable to issue a refund for this service.
If you wish to cancel your testing service and/or curriculum recommendation service, contact Christian Liberty Press as soon as possible to prevent unwanted processing that may affect your refund.


Ordering Instructions:

  • Enter the FIRST name of the student to be tested in the space provided.
  • Enter the LAST name of the student to be tested in the space provided.
  • Select the Grade Entering, not the current grade.
  • Indicate if you want us to recommend a curriculum for your student by selecting Yes or No for Recommendation Service.
  • Please 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. 
*Grade 2 test may be appropriate to use for advanced first grade students.


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  1. great test

    Posted by Unknown on 02/24/2015

    this test is just great for my child to test how good her learning in going.

  2. Home school testing

    Posted by Debra on 02/17/2015

    Everything I needed. Clear directions and ready to mail back when completed. The price is good too. Thank you for taking the steps to make this a no stress process.

  3. Easy to understand directions

    Posted by Sharon (Jazzy) on 02/02/2015

    I thought it was an easy test to follow as were the directions. She was unable to do the division because our school evaluator told us not to worry about multiplication or division until 4th grade; we had just started multiplying, so she was able to do that part. I like that we were able to do the paper version, as well, since she would feel pressured to do it on the computer. Thanks so much!

  4. Good Baseline Test

    Posted by Unknown on 09/22/2014

    While my home schooled students are learning in the mid-2010's, this is still a nice test to use for gaining a baseline of acquired knowledge. For what it is, I think the price is reasonable, and the test materials are easy to comprehend and therefore simple, though not necessarily easy to do. The only thing I would change if possible would be the time constraint. It is a favored test over others in that it restricts itself to reading comprehension, mathematics, and basic English language structure.

  5. User Friendly!

    Posted by Helen Wilson on 08/27/2014

    Both my tests came in the mail quickly and so did the results. I will definitely use Christian Liberty again next year.

  6. Cat Testing for my Home Schoolers

    Posted by Misty Johnson on 08/09/2014

    I have always been pleased with this testing. It does very well at challenging as well as pointing out your child/s strengthens and weak areas in academics.

  7. Good Test

    Posted by Unknown on 08/05/2014

    I think that it is good basic test.

  8. Very descent testing content that posed a good challenge

    Posted by Kim on 07/29/2014

    Okay, 2 years ago was our first year homeschooling and after taking the Terra Nova Survey (test now discontinued) with our homeschool network my second grader said at the end of many days of testing at the dinner table, "Mom, I'm sorry. I don't want to be mean, but that test (Terra Nova) was dumb." And as a mom who could not preview the test before purchasing or administering, I have to say yes the Terra Nova was dumb...at a minimum the reading comprehension stories were pointless. The Christian Liberty CAT 1970, however, I glanced at ahead of time to return or administer and it satisfied my desire to improve our homeschool. My son was challenged and learned real and quality information through reading and applying his knowledge as well as test taking methods all in the process of taking the CL CAT 1970. While it was a challenge for him, his scores are acceptable and he feels good about the content of the test. He says his end of grade exam and his scores are respectable. He often finished right at the timer and some modules he refused to finish even before the timer went off, because he was mentally exhausted, but said he has done the best he can. Now that's a solid testing experience! Grading time was within reason especially when I submitted during expected high volume. Thank you Christian Liberty.

  9. great tests

    Posted by Michelle on 07/24/2014

    Great tests to fulfill our states homeschooling requirement for standardized testing.

  10. Visually hard on the eyes

    Posted by Unknown on 07/18/2014

    While I found the content to be good, the paper quality and the yellow ink made it quite difficult for my son. It would be nice if they could make the ink darker or just use a different color which would stand out better. We totally missed some of the print because it was so light. As homeschoolers, my kids didn't understand some of the questions. One was related to school, and showed a picture of a school... to my 6 year old, it looked like a building,not a school, so I know he got that one wrong. Im sure we will use CL again, despite the small issues I had.

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