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CAT brochure 2017-2018

 Frequently Asked Questions
 

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 Certificate 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.  The School Leader Licensure Exam (SLLA) is not accepted.  For more information, please contact Katie Moirs, CSDE Assessment Coordinator, at 860-713-6733 or katie.moirs@ct.gov.

The CAT Study Guide/Bulletin offers practice tests and scoring examples.  The study guide/bulletin is available for downloading: Candidate Study Guide/Bulletin for the Connecticut Administrator Test (Revised April 2017).

Please note the Candidate Study Guide/Bulletin does not reflect the CSDE changes effective September 2018.

The current CAT will be administered on June 2, 2018; August 7, 2018; and October 27, 2018.  Beyond the October 2018 administration, the current CAT will no longer be available.

ETS will first administer the new, computer-delivered CAT in September 2018.  Registration will be directly through ETS.  ETS will have information regarding the new CAT available beginning July 2018 on the ETS website, including test registration and preparation information.

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

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.

The current CAT will be administered on the following dates:

June 2, 2018 at ACES in Hamden, EASTCONN in Hampton, and ITBD in New Britain

August 7, 2018 at EASTCONN in Hampton only

October 27, 2018 at ACES in Hamden and EASTCONN in Hampton

Beyond the October 2018 administration, the current CAT will no longer be available.

ETS will first administer the new, computer-delivered CAT in September 2018.  Registration will be directly through ETS.  ETS will have information regarding the new CAT available beginning July 2018 on the ETS website, including test registration and preparation information.

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) of the 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.

The current CAT registration fee is $50.00 for each registration plus $150.00 per module.  A late fee of $100.00 will be applied if registering less than 1 month prior to the test date.  The August administration is $200.00 per module.  The late fee does not apply for the August test date.  Test sites have limited seating and registrations may be switched to another test site or test administration date.

Beyond the October 2018 administration, the current CAT will no longer be available.

ETS will first administer the new, computer-delivered CAT in September 2018.  Registration will be directly through ETS.  ETS will have information regarding the new CAT available beginning July 2018 on the ETS website, including test registration and preparation information.

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) of the 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.


CAT Score Reports

Candidates may view score reports online at www.catreg.org within five to six weeks after the test administration date.  The score report will include information about the performance on each modules – “Pass,” “Not Passing,” or “Fail,” and overall test results [meets or has not met the CAT requirement].

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) of the 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.