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CAT Survey

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.


We have specific ordering steps for Schools & Groups here.

Pricing and Grades

Grades 4 – 12. CAT Survey Test Only$37
Grades 4 – 7. CAT Survey Test Kit (Test & Test Prep)$53.99

Administration Requirements

  • No degree required
  • No Test Agreement to sign
  • Paper booklet test
  • 14-day rental period
  • Hard copy report available only upon request after the PDF report is posted.

Test Prep

Prepare your student for success with CAT Practice Tests, Test Prep & Test Prep Bundles.


The CAT Evaluates:

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


Ordering the CAT E/Survey

  • Only homeschooling families, homeschool groups, or private schools can order the CAT.

  • WHAT YOU GET: The price of a CAT covers the 14-day rental cost of the student test booklet, test administration directions, answer sheet, standard shipping to you, scoring, and posting the test results.
  • If you want a hard copy of the test report, you must request it after the PDF copy of the test report is uploaded to your account.


Administration and Completion

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

Norming Dates

CAT tests scored between the following dates will be scored with the following norming data.

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

If you want the CAT test scored for a norm period different from the current one, please download, print, and complete the Off-Norm Scoring Request Form and return it with payment and your test materials.

Practice Tests

Spectrum Test Practice Reproducible

For use with CAT, IOWA, TerraNova (CAT 6) and Stanford 10 Online test

Practice makes perfect! This is the case with standardized tests too. Spectrum® Test Practice Reproducible Workbook includes comprehensive and “real” practice tests in reading, language arts and math. Each test simulates the actual testing experience by including directions, examples, test questions, and a separate answer sheet with “bubbles” to be filled in for the answers. And yes, they are reproducible for classroom and individual use! Pages are perforated for tearing out and copying. Extra online resources include language arts and math practice tests that are aligned to your individual state’s alignments. Answer key included. 160 pages. Copyright 2013.