Connecticut Administrator Test (CAT)

Since January 2001, the CSDE has used the Connecticut Administrator Test (CAT) to assess candidates seeking certification endorsement in Intermediate Administration and Supervision (092). Candidates are required to pass the CAT before they can be recommended for certification by an administrator preparation program.

Effective September 2018, the CSDE will transition from the current CAT to a new CAT, specifically the Educational Leadership Administration and Supervision (ELAS) test, developed by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). The new CAT is aligned with the 2015 Professional Standards for Educational Leadership (PSEL) and the 2017 National Educational Leadership Preparation (NELP) Standards. The test is designed to measure the extent to which entry-level school leaders demonstrate the standards-based knowledge and skills necessary for competent professional practice. ETS will first administer the new, computer-delivered CAT in September 2018. ETS will have information regarding the new CAT available beginning July 2018 on the ETS website, including test registration and preparation information.

EASTCONN [www.catreg.org] will continue to administer the current CAT through October 2018. The remaining dates for administration of the current CAT are August 7, 2018 and October 27, 2018. Beyond the October 2018 administration, the current CAT will no longer be available.

The current CAT consists of four modules: two Instructional Analysis and Teacher Support modules and two School Improvement modules. Candidates who have passed at least one (1) of the Instructional Analysis and Teacher Support modules and at least one (1) School Improvement modules by October 31, 2018, will be considered a "pass" and can be recommended for certification.

If additional information is required, please contact Katie Moirs, CSDE Assessment Coordinator, at 860-713-6733 or katie.moirs@ct.gov.


Benefits: Taking the CAT allows educators to complete the final step in preparing for their administrative certificate (092). Once the CAT test standard is reached and required course work is completed, educators may apply for their certification through the Connecticut State Department of Education's Bureau of Certification. CAT tests are administered at convenient sites around the state.


CAT Web page

For more information about Connecticut Administrator Test (CAT), please contact:


Nancy Jagaczewski
EASTCONN Administrative Offices & Conference Center
376 Hartford Turnpike
Hampton, CT 06247
860-455-1527
njagaczewski@eastconn.org


Debbie Siegel
EASTCONN Administrative Offices & Conference Center
376 Hartford Turnpike
Hampton, CT 06247
860-455-1551
dsiegel@eastconn.org