SDE: CAT

CAT: CONNECTICUT ADMINISTRATOR TEST

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

How can I obtain a CAT Study Guide/Bulletin for the CAT?

When is the CAT Administered?

Are there additional administrations of the CAT?

Where is the CAT Administered?

What does the Connecticut Administrator Test entail?

What are the CAT registration fees?

What is the refund policy?

What are the Passing Standards for the Connecticut Administrator Test?


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

In-State Candidates

Effective September 1, 2001, all prospective graduates of Connecticut institutions of higher education are required to pass the CAT requirement before they may be recommended for the intermediate administrator (092) certification by their preparing institutions;

Out-of-State Candidates

All out-of-state administrators with fewer than three years of education administration experience outside of Connecticut will be allowed one year in which to pass the CAT; and

All out-of-state administrators with three or more years of successful educational experience outside of Connecticut, as attested to by the current direct supervisor and superintendent, are eligible for a CAT waiver.

How can I obtain a CAT Study Guide/Bulletin for the CAT?

  • The CAT Study Guide/Bulletin is available at each of Connecticut’s educational leadership preparing institutions.  Candidates may also view and/or print the study guide/bulletin by logging into online at www.catreg.org.
When is the CAT Administered?

The Connecticut Administrator Test (CAT) will be administered on the following dates in 2016-2017:

  • October 29, 2016
  • March 4, 2017 (snow date: 3/11/17)
  • June 3, 2017

Are there additional administrations of the CAT?

A limited “special circumstances” administration of the CAT is available in August.  Additional fees apply to this special administration and scoring process.  Contact Ann Milette, EASTCONN at 860-455-1579 or Nancy Jagaczewski, EASTCONN at 860-455-1527 for further information.

Where is the CAT administered?

The CAT is administered at Regional Education Service Centers: ACES in Hamden, EASTCONN in Hampton, and the Institute of Technology & Business Development (ITBD) in New Britain.  Contact Ann Milette, EASTCONN at 860-455-1579 or via email at amilette@eastconn.org or contact Nancy Jagaczewski, EASTCONN at 860-455-1527 or via email at njagaczewski@eastconn.org 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 videotape 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. Late fees are $100.00.

* Note: Candidates are only required to retake those modules that were not passed.

What is the refund policy?

  • Refund of the module fee ($125.00 per module) will be processed for cancellations made earlier than two weeks prior to test date.
  • Refunds will not be issued for cancellations made less than two weeks prior to the test date.

What are the Passing Standards for the Connecticut Administrator Test?

* Note: The State Board of Education periodically reviews and adjusts standards for educator assessments. Candidates are required to meet the passing standards in effect on the date the test is administered. The standards for the CAT listed below are effective for all individuals testing after September 1, 2001.

CAT Passing Scores

All candidates are required to earn a minimum total CAT score of “eight” and achieve no lower than a “two” (minimal pass) on each module.  Candidates are only required to retake modules with a score below “two”.

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 the performance on each module – “Pass” or “Fail”, and overall test results (meets or does not meet the CAT requirement). If a candidate has not taken all four modules, or has not yet met the passing standard of “8”, the score report will indicate that they have not met the CAT requirement.  For further information regarding the passing standards, please refer to the CAT Study Guide/Bulletin online at www.catreg.org.





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