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Who must fulfill the Connecticut Administrator Test(CAT) requirements? 

All prospective administrators enrolled in Connecticut administrator preparation programs seeking a recommendation for the Initial Educator Certification for Intermediate Administration or Supervision (#092) must pass the CAT in order to be certified.

NOTE: All administrators prepared outside of Connecticut with fewer than three years within the last 10 years of administration experience who apply for the Initial Educator Certification for Intermediate Administration or Supervision (#092) must pass the CAT.  An applicant recommended by an out-of-state institution may be eligible for a one-year deferral of the CAT.
 

Previously, out-of-state applicants also had the option of taking the School Leader Licensure Assessment (SLLA) test (Test Code #1010) that is administered nationally by Education Testing Service (ETS). Please note that SLLA (Test Code #1010) was discontinued as of August 31, 2009. The CSDE will accept SLLA (Test Code #1010) up to August 31, 2014 and applicants may submit a Test Code #1010 score report for review to determine if the score may be accepted. The new SLLA (Test Code #1011) is not being used in Connecticut for out-of-state applicants.

How can I obtain a registration bulletin/study guide for the CAT?

The Candidate Registration Bulletin/Study Guide offers practice tests and scoring examples. Bulletin/Study Guide is available for downloading: Candidate Study Guide/Bulletin for the Connecticut Administrator Test (Revised August 2013).



When is the CAT administered? During 2013-2014, the CAT will be administered on October 26, 2013, March 1, 2014 (snow date 3/8/14) and June 7, 2014.

* Note: The CAT consists of four modules which requires a total of six and one-half hours of testing. Because of the length of the test, candidates are strongly urged to register for no more than two modules per administration.

Are there additional administrations of the CAT? A limited "special circumstances" administration of the CAT may be available in August. Additional fees apply to this special administration and scoring process. Contact Nancy Jagaczewski, EASTCONN at 860-455-1527 for further information.

Where is the CAT administered?

The CAT is administered at Area Cooperative Educational Services (ACES) in Hamden, Capitol Region Education Council (CREC) in Hartford, and Cooperative Education Services (C.E.S.) in Trumbull. Contact Nancy Jagaczewski, EASTCONN at 860-455-1527 for further information.

 

What does the Connecticut Administrator Test entail? The CAT consists of four modules. The first two modules require candidates to take the role of an instructional supervisor and are asked to review, analyze and prepare recommendations for support in response to a teacher's unit plan, student work and a brief videoclip of a teaching episode. The two school instructional analysis modules include an elementary and a secondary school context. The second two modules ask applicants to take the role of an administrator, to review Connecticut strategic school profiles (SSP) and community information, and to describe a school improvement process. Again, the two modules include an elementary and secondary school context. Testing time for the four modules is six and one half hours.

What are the CAT registration fees?
The CAT registration fee is $40.00 for each registration plus $125.00 per module. A late fee of $100.00 will be applied if registering less than 1 month prior to the test date.
 
Refund Policy

  • Refund of the module fee ($125.00 per module) will be processed for cancellations made earlier than 2 weeks prior to the test date.

  • Refunds will not be issued for cancellations made less than 2 weeks prior to the test date.

 
What are the passing standards for the Connecticut Administrator Test?

NOTE: Effective October 15, 2013, all new registrants are required to earn a minimum total CAT score of “8” and achieve no lower than a “2” (Minimal Pass) on each module. Candidates are only required to retake modules with a score below “2”. The new minimum passing score will affect only those candidates who have not yet taken and minimally passed at least one CAT module prior to October 15, 2013.

 

Candidates who have registered and taken at least one CAT module which earned a score of “2” or higher prior to October 15, 2013, will be held to the old CAT passing standard of “7”. Such candidates will be required to complete all CAT requirements prior to September 1, 2014. If a candidate does not complete the CAT requirement and attain the old total score of “7” prior to September 1, 2014, the candidate will be required to meet the new CAT passing standard of “8” and must retake modules that previously earned a score below “2”.

 

CAT Score Reports

Candidates may view score reports online at www.catreg.org within five to six weeks of the administration date. The score report will include information about performance on each module – “Pass”, “Conditional”, or “Fail”, and overall test results (meets or does not meet the CAT requirement). If a candidate has not taken all four modules, or not yet met the passing standard of “8”, the score report will indicate that they have not yet met the CAT requirement.


Register online at www.catreg.org
 
Candidate Study Guide/Bulletin for the Connecticut Administrator Test 
Revised July 2014