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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


Composite Score Explanation

Composite scoring is required by some states and schools. For up to date information and requirements please check with your State, School District or HSLDA (Home School Legal Defense Association)

As a general explanation, composite scoring takes the individual percentile and stanine scores for each category that is scored and gives one percentile and one stanine for each of them.  The categories are Reading, Mathematics, Language and Spelling.  These are then combined to give one overall percentile and stanine for the test.  This is a weighted average however, based upon the group norms, and cannot be figured simply by totaling the scores and getting an average.

You will still receive results outlining the grade equivalents, percentile rankings, and stanine rankings for each of the test's individual sections. The Composite Scoring is merely an additional service that offers a total percentile and stanine ranking for the test.



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.

Please be advised, the CAT has an expiration date of 1 year from the date of purchase. The test needs to be taken within this time frame.

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 for non- Common Core Home Schoolers 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 05/23/2016

    Tests were received within just a couple of days. Easy to follow instructions. And it was exactly the "type" of testing I was looking for.

  2. Easy, Fast, and Affordable 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 05/16/2016

    Ordering is easy. You receive the CAT test quickly in the mail. The directions for administering the test are well written, easily understood, and step by step.The best for our homeschool testing needs! The fact that you can administer the paper version helps greatly.

  3. CAT Test is the BEST! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 05/12/2016

    Have appreciated the CAT testing service for 6 years now. Very smooth and efficient operation and MOST affordable of nat'l testing services out there I've found. I highly recommend it to other homeschoolers who need to meet the nat'l testing requirement.

  4. Great customer service! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 05/11/2016

    It is very easy and affordable to order the CAT.

  5. It is a great product. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 05/11/2016

    We have used the CAT almost every year for the last 7 years. You make it easy to order and the order comes quickly.

  6. Best Test Ever 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 05/02/2016

    The CAT testing process through Liberty is easy, safe and affordable.

  7. Easy to understand and administer 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 04/30/2016

    The testing went very well for my 2 children. Directions are easy to follow. Everything the test covers is necessary!

  8. EASY TO USE 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 04/26/2016

    Very easy to use with clear instructions.

  9. Daughter Loves It 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 04/25/2016

    Our daughter looks forward to doing the test at the end of her school year. It's so much fun for her. As her mother, I find this test easy to use as the instructions are clear and easy to follow.
    Another bonus is that the results come back fast, and are well explained, so that we know what we are looking at when reading the different scores.
    Finally, it was very considerate to give a discount on the test this year just at the time when many people are buying their tests - thanks!
    In short: We bought this test before, and will buy it again.

  10. Simple, Basic Test 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 03/31/2016

    I love this test because it's only testing the basic skills of the 3 R's and I can give it myself without having a college degree. To me it's so much simpler to give than to collect 'stuff' throughout the year to be assessed by someone else who doesn't even know my kids. It's so nice ordering from Christian Liberty too because of the convenience and low price.

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