Connecticut Administrator Test (CAT)

Who is required to take the Connecticut Administrator Test (CAT)?

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.

All administrators prepared outside of Connecticut with fewer than 3 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.

NOTE: Effective September 1, 2014, all registrants 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."

NOTE: 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 the Educational Testing Service (ETS).  Please note that SLLA (test #1010) was discontinued as of August 31, 2009.  The CSDE will accept SLLA (test #1010) up to August 31, 2014, and applicants may submit a score report for review to determine if the score may be accepted. The new SLLA (test code #1011) is not being accepted in Connecticut for out-of-state applicants and candidates with fewer than 3 years of successful administrative experience in another state will need to take and pass the CAT to qualify for the intermediate administration and supervision endorsement.

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 Guides is available for downloading at

When is the CAT Administered?

The Connecticut Administrator Test (CAT) will be administered on the following dates in 2014-15:

  • October 25, 2014
  • March 7, 2015 (snow date 3/14/15)
  • June 6, 2015
CAT Score Reports:
CAT score reports will be available online at 5-6 weeks after the test administration date.  In order to access score reports, candidates will need to enter their user name and password.  After gaining access to the user account, click on [modules completed] to view and print the score report.

How do I register to take the Connecticut Administrator Test (CAT)?

For registration, test schedules, and fee information contact Nancy Jagaczewski at EASTCONN Regional Educational Service Center at: (860) 455-1527, or via e-mail:

Please specify if you are a first-time CAT test taker or you need to schedule a re-take.

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