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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.



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. EASY TO USE 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 04/26/2016

    Very easy to use with clear instructions.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Quick at receiving and quick results. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 03/18/2016

    I have been using Christian liberty press testing service for 12 years. I find it very quick and easy to administer , I use them for 4 of our homeschool students . We get the results within a week of sending them back .

  5. review of cat 6 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 03/17/2016

    The service was excellent. I am a little concerned about three grade levels having the same test, but after I see how the tests are scored, I made feel better about this. I imagine that all third graders will be compared with only third graders, but there are many objectives that fifth graders are taught and not third graders. However, I will see when the test scoring is returned.

  6. Excellent Test Packet ! Great service ! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 01/27/2016

    This test came quickly in the mail and was easy to understand . I love the simplicity of the test ! I will use this product again and will recommend it to my friends who homeschool their kids ! THANK YOU CHRISTIAN LIBERTY !!!

  7. Testing Made Simple-for parents 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 01/24/2016

    I have used the CAT testing program through Christian Liberty Press for many years. I am very happy to use this method for the cumpolsory testing requirement. The folks at the Christian Liberty Press even went beyond what is required when my daughter needed a Comp number (?) for her application into a college program. Since she had taken her CAT's with CLP, they had her numbers within a few hours.

    With the younger two kids still talking CAT's, it just makes testing simple for parents while gauging the children's progress and abilities.

  8. great for homeschoolers 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10/24/2015

    The test arrived quickly and was super easy to administer. I sent it back and got results quickly. No stress!

  9. Great Test Easy to use 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 07/23/2015

    Easy to use. Received fast!

  10. Test Sufficiently Met Our Need... 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 07/19/2015

    I appreciated being able to administer the test from the comforts of our home. I believe the test sufficiently met our need...and the cost was fabulous compared to other tests.

    Our son being tested has dyslexia and one down side is there were no instructions or suggestions regarding how to modify or whether modifications where even allowed. I would have liked more direction on how to proceed with a special needs student.

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