Frequently Asked Questions
refer to the Prepare
an Order section for help preparing an order.
What will be in the
sheet, CAT/5 achievement test student book, examiner
manual (instructions to read to student), test timing
record sheet, separate answer sheet for 3rd grade and
higher, and a testing affidavit (examiner signature
verifying proper testing procedures).
Are all of these tests
approved by the state?
Yes, most states accept
the Complete Battery of the CAT/5 (1991
What are the qualifications
for the test administrator?
Compliance varies from
state to state. Please check the codes and requirements for
Can I use the tests to review
and prepare my students?
No! CTB McGraw-Hill, the
test publisher, specifically excludes using tests for practice
or preparation. See the agreement and test instructions.
How long do I have to
administer the tests?
A one week test period
is scheduled and recommended.
All test materials must be returned by the 7 day
What about late returns?
Late returns are subject to a $100.00 minimum per student late
What if my child is sick on
ask for an alternative testing date when purchasing
your testing package in case of sickness. The
2nd choice should be set within one week after your
1st choice. Please notify our office if you
must use your 2nd choice alternative for an approved
When will I receive my test
After we RECEIVE your
completed tests, please allow AT
LEAST 6-8 weeks for CTB to score and process reports. If you
need test scores by June 15, completed tests must be returned
to us by March 31.
What about my special needs
example, a level 13 test is
usually for 3rd grade, it can be used for a range of 2.6 to
4.2 grades. Students with
special needs functioning below chronological grade level may be tested off level, but if a student is
functioning more than one year off level the student test will
be coded ungraded.