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What Students and Parents Are Saying

“My eldest did significantly better on the CLT than the ACT®, enough to qualify for higher merit-based scholarships.”


Sarah H., Homeschool Parent

“It was the only standardized test I took where I felt like I was being tested in a way that mattered.”


Lianna Y., CLT Tester

“I’m so grateful to CLT for making my testing experience a positive one and for helping me get into the school of my dreams.”


Regina G., Homeschool Student and CLT Tester

What is the Classic Learning Test (CLT)?

Classic Learning Test (CLT) offers assessments that evaluate English, grammar, and mathematical skills, providing a comprehensive measure of achievement and aptitude. Unlike other tests that change according to educational or cultural trends, CLT exams emphasize foundational critical thinking skills and are accessible to students from a variety of educational backgrounds.

The “classic” in Classic Learning Test refers to our use of classic literature and historical texts for the reading selections on our exams. By engaging students with this meaningful content, CLT assessments offer a more edifying testing experience and reflect a holistic education.

Why Take It?

Thousands of students, parents, and schools trust CLT exams to provide valuable academic insights and pave the way to a college education. CLT’s alternatives to the SAT®, ACT®, and PSAT® help highlight the strengths of students with a homeschool, private, or charter school education.

College-bound? Our 200+ Partner Colleges actively recruit CLT test-takers and offer scholarships for a wide range of scores.

Accepted at Over 200 Colleges

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Fyodor Dostoevsky

Fyodor Dostoevsky