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Overview

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 and administered 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. The cost of the assessment is $120.00 and registration is 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.

EASTCONN will continue to administer the current CAT through October 2018. The remaining dates for administration of the current test are: June, August, and October 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) of the School Improvement modules by October 31, 2018, will be considered a “pass” and can be recommended for certification.

Please contact EASTCONN directly for questions regarding EASTCONN’s CAT refund policy.

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