Young Children's Achievement Test (YCAT)
Author(s): Wayne P. Hresko, PhD / Pamela K. Peak, PhD / Shelley R. Herron, PhD / Deanna L. Bridges
The YCAT provides an early identification of children at risk for later school failure. It measures Early Achievement using four subtests: General Information, Reading, Writing, Mathematics, and Spoken Language - skills that have been shown to be predictive of later academic achievement. Subtests can be given independent of each other, leading to flexible testing sessions.
The YCAT was normed on 1,224 children nationwide.
Administration and Scoring
The YCAT can be completed in 25-45 minutes. Individual subtests (see above) can be given independent of each other, leading to flexible testing sessions. Standard scores, percentiles, and age equivalents are provided for both the subtests and the overall score.