Yes, the CAT is timed and takes approximately 2 to 2½ hours to administer depending upon the grade level. There are five to six sections within each test booklet and each section usually has a time limit of 20 minutes. No more than 2 or 3 tests should be given in one day. The tests should be spread out over two or three days.
The CAT tests the basics– Reading, Language Arts, and Mathematics– which meet the standard requirements. Click the following link for a detailed document of the CAT Scope & Sequence.
The CAT Survey Form E is a nationally normed standardized test that is accepted in most states. The CAT offers testing for grades 4-12. Your child’s scores are compared to the scores of other children who have taken the test. There is no direct correlation between the number of correct answers and the percentiles reported. For example, the 57th percentile indicates that a student scored better than 57% of students who took this test at this grade level, not that the student got 57% of the questions correct.