CAT Tests

Pricing and Grades

Grade Price
4 – 12 $29

Administration Requirements

  • No B.A. or B.S. Degree required

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The California Achievement Test, CAT E/Survey (Grades 4-12) is a nationally normed standardized test that measures achievement in the areas of Reading, Language Arts and Math.

It meets most states’ requirements for an annual assessment for homeschool and private school use. This is a Core Battery/Survey Edition and takes approximately 2½ hours to administer.

NO BACHELOR’S DEGREE REQUIRED!

CAT E/Survey Test Kit (Test & Prep)
Grades 4-8
CAT E/Survey Test Only
Grades 4-12

CAT - California Achievement Test

The CAT Evaluates:

  • Vocabulary
  • Comprehension
  • Language Mechanics
  • Language Expression
  • Math Computation
  • Math Concept and Applications

Click here for CAT Scope and Sequence

Test Administration

  • No Bachelor’s Degree Required.

ANNOUNCEMENT: CAT tests are 30-day rentals effective December 19, 2016.

Before Ordering the CAT E/Survey

  • No Test Agreement Form must be signed to order the CAT.
  • CAT orders filled and shipped next day or choose a testing week up to 6 months in advance.
  • Tests can only be rented by homeschooling families, homeschool support groups, or private schools.
  • Order the appropriate test level for these scoring times. Tests scored between the following dates will be scored with the following norming data.
    September 1 – November 30 Fall Norms
    December 1 – Last day of February Midyear Norms
    March 1 – August 31 Spring Norms

Steps for Ordering the CAT E/Survey on our website

Create your Free Account at SetonTesting.com

  1. Log in with your Seton Testing account.
    • Create an account if needed.
    • Accounts have the following benefits:
      I. Order History
      II. View Test Results
      III. Add or Update Student Information
      IV. Edit your Account Information
  2. Add Test to Cart. On the CAT page scroll down to the shopping cart area to add a test to the cart.
    • If ordering for more than one student, click “Continue Shopping” from the shopping cart page to return to the CAT products page.
  3. Continue shopping or check out.
  4. Check out:
    • Select Test Week or select “Send CAT E Immediately”.
  5. Place your order using your MasterCard, Visa or Discover Card and click “Submit”.
  6. Receive a confirmation email shortly after placing your order.
  7. Receive your CAT Test(s) approximately:
    • 7 to 10 days after placing your order if you selected the “Send CAT E Immediately” option.
    • 1 to 2 weeks before your test week if you selected the “Testing Week” option.

Administration and Completion Times

AFTER YOU RECEIVE THE TEST MATERIALS

Step 1: Open your testing packet immediately and review your packing list/invoice to make sure all materials are present. If anything is missing, call Seton Testing immediately toll free at 800-542-1066.

Step 2: Review your Test Administration Directions.

Step 3: Keep materials in a secure location until you are ready to administer the test.

Administration: Completion Times:
  • Grades 4–12 (Levels 14–20) may be tested together.
  • Grades 4-12: 2½ hours

ANNOUNCEMENT: CAT tests are 30-day rentals effective December 19, 2016.

Returning Test Materials

Step 1: Follow the instructions for preparing and packaging answer documents for scoring contained in your Test Administration Directions.
Step 2: Mail ALL the answer documents and ALL the testing materials back to Seton Testing. Return shipping is the customer’s responsibility. Materials should be returned in their original condition via a trackable and insurable shipping method. Materials should be returned to:

Seton Testing Services
1350 Progress Drive
Front Royal, VA 22630

Step 3: Allow 2 weeks for test results from Seton. Once your CAT tests are scored, results can be found in your online user account if you created one at SetonTesting.com.

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  • CAT materials are 30-day rentals. Your 30-day rental period starts from the first day of your selected testing week.
  • ALL testing materials (booklets and instructions) must be returned to us BEFORE your tests are scored.
  • DO NOT return test materials in separate shipments.

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  • Return shipping is the customer’s responsibility.
  • Materials must be returned undamaged to Seton via a trackable and insurable shipping method within 30 days of the beginning of the test week selected unless special permission is obtained from Seton prior to the due date.
  • Seton Testing reserves the right to charge additional fees for materials that are returned damaged (ripped, torn, stained, folded, creased, written in, etc.) Seton will assess damages.
  • Customers who do not return all CAT test materials within 30 days of the test date will be charged $25 late fee per test booklet.
  • If materials are lost or damaged during the return shipping process, the customer is responsible and will be charged $25 for each test booklet that does not reach Seton or reaches Seton damaged. It is the customer’s responsibility to contact the shipping carrier for a claim on the materials.

Scoring Reports and Results

  • Tests scored between the following dates will be scored with the following norming data.
    Please order the appropriate test level for these scoring times.

    September 1 – November 30 Fall Norms
    December 1 – Last day of February Midyear Norms
    March 1 – August 31 Spring Norms

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  • To automatically be scored at no extra cost according to a particular norm period, tests need to be returned to our facility postmarked no later than the last day of that norm period.
  • If you want a test scored for a norm period different from the current one, when you return the test include a check made out to Seton Testing Services for $15 per test for off-norm scoring and indicate the norm period (Fall, Midyear, or Spring) for which you want the test scored.

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  • ALL testing materials (booklets and instructions) must be returned to us BEFORE your tests are scored.
  • DO NOT return test materials in separate shipments.
  • Scores will be mailed to you within 2 weeks of the date we receive your returned testing materials. Test scores are available online in your user account.

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  • Year-round machine and hand scoring at our facility.
  • Norm-referenced scores: raw scores, stanine scores, percentile ranks, and composite percentile ranks. Click here for sample CAT test scores.
  • Test score interpretation.

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Additional Scoring Services and Fees for CAT-E Survey

  • Off-season scoring/norming – $15 per test
  • Handscoring of damaged, non-scorable test – $50.00 per test
  • Replacement fee for lost or damaged consumable test booklet – $28 per booklet
  • Replacement fee for lost or damaged answer document – $20 per answer document
  • Additional Composite-Only Score Report for CAT – E Survey (email $10 per report, mail $15 per report.)
  • Expedited Scoring – Scoring of tests within 1 business day of delivery to our offices – $25.00 per test (applicable to walk-ins as well, no exceptions)

Policies & Procedures for the California Achievement Test (CAT)

Ordering

  • Creation of a user account is required to order the CAT.
  • Orders may be placed online at the CAT product page or by phone at 540-636-1250 or 800-542-1066. Orders can be emailed to testing@setontesting.com or faxed to 888-282-7806.
  • Orders can be placed with a MasterCard, Visa, Discover Card, check or money order. Tests will not be shipped until we receive your check or money order.
  • Prices are subject to change without notice.
  • Orders for the CAT are usually shipped within 24 hours if you check off “Send CAT E Immediately” or one to two weeks prior to your selected testing week.
  • CAT materials are 30-day rentals.
  • If your order is incorrect, and we made the error, we will gladly correct it. Please call us as soon as possible at 800-542-1066 and notify us of the error. After verifying the error, we will then send you the correct items and a prepaid return label if something needs to be returned. Please Note: returns without our prepaid return label will be at your own expense, so please call us before sending anything back.

Discount Policy

  • As a special “thank you” to our customers who order tests for groups of students, Seton offers group discounts. To qualify for these discounts, orders must be placed, and score reports must be sent, to the group coordinator or school.
  • Orders of 10 or more CAT tests of any level get a 10% discount.

Test Administration

  • Some states may not permit parental administration of the test. It is your responsibility to check your state’s testing requirements. Refer to www.hslda.org for your state’s testing requirements.
  • NO Bachelor’s Degree required.

Shipping

  • Standard Service: All orders are shipped via a trackable method. Alternative shipping methods are available for an additional charge.
  • Orders should arrive within 7 to 10 business days.

Scoring

  • Answer sheets should be completely filled out and checked for errors before they are returned.
  • Score reports should be mailed to you within two weeks of receipt of all your testing materials. Test reports are also available online in your user account, if one was created.

Refunds

  • Before returning any unused tests for a refund or exchange, please call Seton at 1-800-542-1066 and speak to one of our Customer Service Representatives.
  • Unused tests (along with any accompanying answer documents and/or directions) that are received within 30 days of the test date will be given a full refund less a 25% restocking fee if received in saleable condition. There is also a 25% restocking fee for exchanges.
  • Seton Testing reserves the right to give partial credit for incomplete and/or partially damaged returns.
  • Seton Testing will not be responsible for any loss or damage incurred in return shipments. Returns should be sent via a trackable shipping method.
  • The customer will not be reimbursed for shipping costs when returning materials for a refund or exchange.

Ordering the CAT for a School or Group

  • Pricing for the CAT is $29 per test for grades 4-12. Grades K-3 for the CAT are unavailable.
  • Orders of 10 or more CAT tests get 10% off.
  • To qualify for these discounts, orders must be placed and score reports must be sent to the group coordinator or school.
  • The price covers the cost of the student test booklets, test administration directions, answer sheets, basic shipping to you, scoring, and posting the test results.
  • If you want to send a Purchase Order to pay by check, please fill-out this credit application and call us at 800-542-1066 with your credit card information to keep on file.

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When you are ready to order 10 or more CAT tests for your private school or group, please…

Step 1: Email GroupOrders@SetonTesting.com with the name of your school, contact information, and the number of tests needed for each grade so we can add the data to your account and then contact you.

Step 2: Login to your account to verify the accuracy of the information and pay for the order. We can’t ship the tests until the order has been paid.

Step 3: CAT orders are usually filled and shipped within 24 hours after they have been paid.

After you administer the tests, send ALL test materials back to Seton Testing for scoring.

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  • Test score reports include individual student reports with raw scores, stanines and percentile scores.
  • The test score reports will be available within two weeks in your online account.
  • Hard copies of test results will be shipped to the school or group coordinator to distribute to the group.

California Achievement Test Kit – Test Prep & Test (Grades 4-8)

* Note: CAT E- Survey Level 10, Kindergarten test no longer Available. Substitute CAT 6 Level 10. Click here
* Note: CAT E- Survey Level 11, 1st grade test no longer Available. Substitute CAT 6 Level 11. Click here
* Note: CAT E- Survey Level 13, 3rd grade test no longer Available. Substitute CAT 6 Level 13. Click here
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California Achievement Test – Test Only (Grades 4-12)

* Note: CAT E- Survey Levels 10-13, K-3rd grade tests are no longer available.
>SUBSTITUTE:  TerraNova/CAT 6 for grades K-3rd, Levels 10-13. Click here.
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California Achievement Test – Test Prep Only (Grades 1-8)

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