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CLT and CLI

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education.” —Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” —William Butler Yeats

Classic Learning Initiatives was founded by Jeremy Tate in 2015, to provide alternative standardized tests rooted in tradition and taking advantage of modern technologies. Featuring passages selected from great works across a variety of disciplines, the CLT suite of assessments provide a highly accurate and rigorous measure of reasoning, aptitude, and academic formation for students from diverse educational backgrounds. The exams are taken online in just two to three hours, and all three assessments (traditional CLT, CLT10, CLT8) give test results within 24 hours. (Please note that scores for the new remote-proctored CLT are available 1-2 weeks after testing.) The CLT also provides colleges and secondary schools with detailed information about student learning trends, to facilitate decisions about admissions, curricula, and instruction.

Our team unites a dedicated group of educators, businesspeople, and scholars, all in service to a shared passion: to reconnect intellectual pursuit with the pursuit of virtue.