Get Ready for the CAAT
About the CAAT
The Canadian Adult Achievement Test (CAAT) is a standardized test used to assess the academic abilities of adults in Canada. It measures skills in areas such as reading comprehension, vocabulary, spelling, math, and problem-solving.
The CAAT was developed in the 1980s by Canadian psychologists to address the need for a standardized assessment of academic skills for adults who did not complete high school or who have been out of school for some time. The test is used by educators, employers, and other professionals to assess an individual’s academic abilities, identify areas of strength and weakness, and determine appropriate educational or training programs.
The test is comprised of multiple-choice questions and is administered in a proctored setting. It is available in both English and French and takes approximately two hours to complete. Scores on the CAAT can be used to determine eligibility for certain educational or training programs or to assess an individual’s readiness for certain types of work.
The test is available in four levels:
|Level||Years of Formal Education|
|A||1 – 3 years|
|B||4 – 6 years|
|C||7 – 10 years|
|D||11 – 12+ years|
What is on the CAAT
The CAAT contains the following sections:
- Reading Comprehension
- Number Operations
- Problem Solving
Two scores are given for this test – a content referenced (raw score) and a norm referenced, which is the average mean score for test objectives of the tested level.
Manitoba Emergency Services College (MESC)
The MESC used the CAAT Level D plus some optional modules and Mechanical Comprehension questions. We have added these to the CAAT Online Study Practice Course – These modules are NOT included in the PDF download version.
- Basic number operations such as divide [÷], multiply [x], subtract [-], and add [+] \
- whole numbers
- basic statistics
Complete Test Preparation Inc. is not affiliated with the makers of the CAAT, Creative Organizational Design (COD), who are not involved in the production of, and do not endorse this publication.