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Using CAT

NSF Funding Supports Dissemination

The National Science Foundation is supporting efforts to disseminate the CAT instrument to a diverse group of institutions across the country. This support will allow the implementation of  train-the-trainer workshops to prepare representatives from various institutions across the country to lead scoring workshops for the CAT instrument at their own institution over the next 4 years (2010 - 2014).

Institutions that participate in this project will receive training at a train-the-trainer workshop and receive the CAT instrument together with support for conducting a scoring workshop on their own campus. Please contact us if you would like to participate in one of these train-the-trainer workshops.

Purchasing the CAT Instrument

The CAT instrument is also available to educational institutions that cannot participate in the NSF supported project or who want to continue using the instrument. The cost is itemized below.

  • CAT Instrument: $6 per test (minimum order 50 tests) plus shipping
  • Annual Participation Fee: $200 (covers reports, use of scoring guide, training module, scoring accuracy check)
  • Train-the-Trainer Workshop: $350 (2 day regional training workshop)

Information about additional services available on request.

Use of the CAT instrument requires the completion of a pdf_icon_smnon-disclosure agreement  .

Partial support for this work was provided by the National Science Foundation’s TUES (formerly CCLI) Program under grants 0404911, 0717654, and 1022789.

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.


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