Haven't been on for ages...managed to wean myself off lol! However, now 1st March is rapidly approaching I'm being enticed once more!
Anyway...about CAT's. My daughter has done these 3 times (she goes to an indie school) and her last ones were only a few months ago and the mean came out to be 123. I believe the CAT's are more an indicator of raw ability as opposed to what they have actually learnt and thus are probably a good indicator of IQ. The average I was told is 100 and they say that 120 plus to go for a gs and 125 is a pretty much sure thing for a g. school, although of course that wouldn't always be the case.
I actually think that they are a pretty good indicator of a child's ability - my daughter's has pretty much stayed the same (three results over a few years: 121, 122, 123).
The children in my girl's class that DIDN'T sit the 11+ all had scores way lower and, knowing these children like I do, they wouldn't have stood a chance at all in the 11+ (and it would have been cruel to put them through it), so yes, I think the CAT's is a good indicator tbh. Of course, not everyone will agree, but there, hope that helps someone.
Roll on March 1st....p.l.e.a.s.e....