The Young Children's Achievement Test (YCAT) represents a major improvement in the early identification of children at risk for school failure. It yields an overall Early Achievement standard score and individual subtest standard scores for General Information, Reading, Writing, Mathematics, and Spoken Language.
The YCAT was designed with both the child and the examiner in mind. The individual subtests can be given independent of each other, leading to flexible testing sessions. Standard scores (with a mean of one hundred and SD of fifteen), percentiles, and age equivalents are provided for both the subtests and the composite.