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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. 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.

  2. highly recommended!

    Posted by Adrian Li on 07/17/2014

    I searched high and low on the web for a simple and effective test we could administer at home and which satisfies the requirements of our state test. It's the first year we are testing our daughter so we opted for the paper test rather than the online one - the option to use paper instead of online is really helpful.
    This 1970 CAT test is an answer to prayer and we're most grateful to the Lord that Christian Liberty provides this unique offering to the homeschooling community - it's straightforward, easy to administer, aligned with biblical teaching, elegantly designed, proven, and effective in its measurement of achievement. The test arrived well packaged and protected and we were able to complete it on one Saturday. Instruction to administer the test is very clear. This test and Christian Liberty's service really have helped take one important load off my and my wife's shoulder in homeschooling and as a homeschooling parent I'm sure you can appreciate what that means.
    I prayed and will continue to pray that the Psalm 91 protection and the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ will be upon Christian Liberty and this test so that the test can continue to be available for many years to come. Please, if you are a user of this test, join me in praying for protection and provision for Christian Liberty and this test as you pray for ongoing protection and provision of your other homeschooling material/curriculum suppliers. Thank you and God bless, hope this review is useful to you.

  3. Number one choice.

    Posted by Unknown on 07/14/2014

    I really like this test. I find it very easy to understand and I feel as though most of it is common sense. Which there is also a down side. I am a average A&B student but I find this test easy. So I think anyone would be able to use it and understand it. I would recommend it and in fact I have to my friends.

  4. great product!

    Posted by Heather on 07/05/2014

    These exams are perfect for my children. Obtaining the test results is easy and fast. I will continue to use these exams in the future.

  5. christian liberty Cat Test

    Posted by Z on 07/02/2014

    I was so pleased with the test as well as customer service. Thank for making things easy after I made a mistake in the order. Thank you for being such a blessing.

  6. Outdated

    Posted by Melissa on 06/18/2014

    The test that I received was from 1970. If I knew this beforehand, I would have ordered a different test. I found it a bit outdated.

  7. easy; user friendly

    Posted by corey on 06/17/2014

    Read all the directions through before administering, and you should have no problems!
    I am so thankful to be able to have my homeschooled child take this CAT test; for the requirements from the state I live in.. And for my own piece of mind.


    Posted by Unknown on 06/10/2014

    I've used the CAT test for years. I believe it is challenging, but not scary for my children. Although I will most likely stay with the CAT test, I will ONLY order from Christian Liberty as they have very kind and patient people who take my order!!

  9. California Achievement Test

    Posted by Unknown on 06/05/2014

    After our first year of homeschooling our two kids, ages 6 and 8, we purchased this test to see what the kids had learned and where we have gaps.

    The level 1 test for my child that just completed first grade was easy to understand, but required the proctor to be very hands on for reading many of the items.

    The level 3 test is designed for kids entering 4th, 5th, and 6th and is more hands-off for the proctor. It is also clear and easy to understand. My child had the most difficulty with the short amount of time allowed for each section.

    It will be interesting to see what the scores look like when we get them back.

  10. cat test

    Posted by karen on 06/04/2014

    I like the cat test because I can administer it myself.

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