California Achievement Tests

Pricing and Grades

Grade Price
4 – 12 $29

Administration Requirements

  • No B.A. or B.S. Degree required
  • No Test Agreement to sign
  • Paper booklet test
  • 30-day rental period

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The California Achievement Test, CAT E/Survey (Grades 4-12), is a nationally normed standardized test normed in 1986 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.


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

We have specific ordering steps for Schools & Groups here.

CAT - California Achievement Test

The CAT Evaluates:

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

Administration and Completion

Administration: Completion Time:
Grades 4–12 (Levels 14–20) may be tested together.

Grades 4-12: 2½ hours

Ordering the CAT E/Survey

  • Creating an online account is required for ordering standardized tests.
  • Only homeschooling families, homeschool groups, or private schools can order the CAT.
  • CAT orders usually ship within 24 hours unless you choose a testing week during check-out.
  • WHAT YOU GET: The price of a CAT covers the 30-day rental cost of the student test booklet, test administration directions, answer sheet, basic shipping to you, scoring, and posting the test results.

CAT Sample Test Report

CAT Scope and Sequence

CAT Subjects Tested + Completion Times

Ordering Steps for individual standardized tests.

Returning paper booklet tests.

Scoring policies, services, & fees.

How to Fill-in a CAT Answer Sheet

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 tests for Grades K-3 are no longer available.
>SUBSTITUTE:  TerraNova 2/CAT 6 for Grades K-3.
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California Achievement Test – Test Prep Only (Grades 1-8)

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