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CLT for Parents

The Classic Learning Test is creating a new standard for standardized testing. Our suite of exams – CLT for 11th and 12th graders, CLT10 for 9th and 10th graders, and CLT8 for 7th and 8th graders – is designed to give students a challenging yet fair assessment of their capabilities in a 100% online format.

Read on to learn how your child can benefit from and prepare for our CLT exams.

Our Suite of Assessments


College entrance exam for:

11th and 12th graders


Preparatory exam for:

9th and 10th graders


Diagnostic and summative assessment for:

7th and 8th graders

How CLT Equips Families

CLT’s online format allows families to reap the benefits of standardized testing without the hassle. Student Analytics accompany every exam, offering tangible insights on strengths and weaknesses in 15+ academic domains.

CLT for Homeschool Families

In recent years CLT has become the preferred assessment for thousands of homeschool families and co-op groups. Our norm-referenced exams fulfill testing requirements in a majority of states. See how the CLT provides specific resources for homeschool groups.

What Schools Accept the CLT?

Over 200 colleges and universities across the United States have partnered with the CLT by accepting CLT scores or providing thousands of dollars in scholarships tied to CLT scores.

CLT Exam Help

Is your child scheduled to take a CLT exam? Here are some helpful resources.

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“The CLT10 and CLT appear to be assessing learning that is more in line with the philosophies and methodologies we are using in our schooling, than some of the current schools of thought that are being promoted across the U.S. It is good to have options for testing, and I am glad that many universities are now willing to accept the CLT in addition to the SAT or ACT.”

Parent of a CLT10 Tester

I highly recommend the CLT8 both as baseline academic achievement test for home-educated students and their families, and as a test-taking experience on a nationally-normed test. I have convinced other homeschoolers to utilize the CLT as a test-taking platform, and to consider replacing the SAT/ACT college admission tests with the CLT and its pool of colleges. Keep up the excellent work!”

Homeschool Parent

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