Aerospace and leadership achievement tests are now available to cadets online. Click here for some key facts.
You will need to set up a Civil Air Patrol E-Services account. This account is VERY IMPORTANT. You will access this account throughout your Civil Air Patrol career -- both as a Cadet and as a Senior member. Set up an account with a user name and a password -- keep track of this password!
Log into your E-Services account and click on "Cadet Online Tests".
Aerospace and leadership achievement tests are now available to cadets online. Here are some key facts:
Test Site: Log-in to E-Services and click "Cadet Online Tests"
(1) All Aerospace Dimensions tests
(2) All Aerospace Journey of Flight tests
(3) Learn to Lead tests through the Mitchell Award
Please note that tests for the "old" leadership textbook, "Leadership for the 21st Century" are available in hard copy only.
Question Bank: 25 questions per test, selected at random from a question bank
Time Limit: 30 minutes
Test Location: Cadets may test at a time and place of their choosing (i.e.: 2am Saturday night at home in pajamas)
Format: Multiple-choice, open book. Passing score is raised to 80%.
Feedback: Cadets see results instantly and the software helps the cadet review the questions they got wrong / "correct the test to 100%." Scores are automatically fed into the Cadet Promotions Application in e-Services. In case of failure, the cadet is locked out for 7 days. In case of failing the same test twice, the cadet is locked out until meeting with a senior member.
Special Accommodations: Squadrons may support cadets who lack Internet access or have special educational needs by administering the tests via hard copy at the unit. Seniors may obtain a hard copy via E-Services; click "Cadet Online Testing," then "Admin," then the link to hard copy tests.
Performance Tests: Of course, drill and ceremonies will still be tested the “old fashioned way.”
Milestone Award Exams: As a safety valve protecting the integrity of cadet awards, milestone award exams will remain closed-book and controlled by the squadron.
Test Integrity: An honor statement will buttress the integrity of the testing program in an open-book environment. Before beginning an online test, cadets must agree to the following:
I certify that I am Cadet (Name). I will complete the following Cadet Achievement Test on my own, without help from another person. My only resource for this open-book test will be my cadet textbooks and class notes. [By clicking below,] I reaffirm my commitment to our Core Value of Integrity.
A Cultural Change: Academic knowledge will continue to be an important facet of cadet life. However, the move to online tests will deemphasize the notion that tests are the keys to promotions. Instead, achievement tests will be but one step along the promotion journey; demonstrating leadership skill and maturity in light of CAPR 52-16’s “Leadership Expectations” chart will become the true test for promotion readiness.