The Young Children’s Achievement Test- Second Edition (YCAT-2) is designed to identify young children at risk for school failure. It yields an overall Early Achievement score and individual subtest scores for General Information, Mathematics, Reading, Writing, and Spoken Language. The subtests can be administered independently of each other. All can be transformed into standard scores, percentiles, and age equivalents.
The YCAT-2 was normed on a representative sample of 846 children representing 25 states and 226 different zip codes. Reliability was studied using coefficient alpha, test-retest, and interscorer procedures. The average coefficient alpha for the full normative sample ranges from .85 to .95 for the subtests and is .97 for the overall composite.