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Young Children's Achievement Test

Wayne P. Hresko, PhD, Pamela K. Peak, PhD, Shelley R. Herron, PhD, and Deanna L. Bridges

Measures the skills and abilities that determine success in school
Paper and pencil
Age range:
4 years to 7 years, 11 months
25-45 minutes
Qualification level:
A degree from an accredited 4-year college or university in psychology, counseling, speech-language pathology, or a closely related field plus satisfactory completion of coursework in test interpretation, psychometrics and measurement theory, educational statistics, or a closely related area; or license or certification from an agency that requires appropriate training and experience in the ethical and competent use of psychological tests. Close

Designed for use with preschool, kindergarten, and 1st-grade children, the YCAT is a quick, reliable, and valid instrument that helps you determine early academic abilities.

  • Includes five subtests (General Information, Mathematics, Reading, Writing, and Spoken Language) that may be administered independently of one another, providing flexible scheduling for testing sessions.
  • The Early Achievement Composite (EAC) indicates a child’s overall achievement in early academic areas.
  • Standard scores, percentiles, and age equivalents are provided for all scores.
  • YCAT results can indicate the academic abilities of children with little or no formal instruction or, for children already in school, tell how they have benefited from the schooling they have received.
  • Normed on 1,224 children from 32 states and the District of Columbia.