Standardized Testing for Homeschool Students
The CLT suite of assessments are standardized tests that measure a student’s academic formation, accomplishment, and potential. Relying on rich texts written by history’s greatest thinkers, CLT is a perfect fit for homeschool families.
Tests That Align With Your Educational Choice
Homeschool students deserve a test that respects their educational choice. CLT is not tied to any particular scope or sequence but instead assesses the main indicators of educational success like reading comprehension, writing conventions, and mathematical reasoning.
The CLT8 and CLT10, our standardized tests for 7th-10th grade students, satisfy testing requirements for homeschool families in most states.
Benefits of the CLT
- Can be taken from home
- Provides parents with a worthwhile teaching resource
- Assesses both aptitude and achievement
- Delivers more rigorous content than other standardized tests
- Utilizes meaningful and timeless primary sources
- Promotes critical thinking and higher-level analysis
Lead a Homeschooling Co-op?
If you are leading a homeschooling group, co-op, or community, CLT can help you schedule exams and provide state-approved evaluations.
Contact our partnership team to discuss your options: email@example.com
Learning from the World’s Greatest Thinkers
Time spent testing should not be a waste. Even an assessment should contribute to the student’s educational formation, and CLT provides that opportunity. CLT places students in front of timeless texts that have influenced history and culture.
Our reading sections include diverse subject matter such as:
- Historical/Founding Documents
- Modern/Influential Thinkers
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I take CLT exams at home?
The CLT is taken at home on remotely proctored test dates. Please refer to the remote proctoring page for details of the requirements. The CLT8 and CLT10 can be administered at home with a responsible adult, including family members, serving as the proctor.
How do homeschoolers perform on CLT exams?
Homeschooled students are among the top performers on CLT exams! Our assessments draw on the educational principles that have inspired many families to educate their children at home.
Who proctors the CLT?
For in-school tests, the testing site will provide a proctor for the exam. Proctors are vetted and approved by CLT and the testing site.
The CLT10 and CLT8 may be taken at home with a parent or another responsible adult as the proctor.
The remotely proctored CLT is proctored through a combination of technology and video/screen recording. Students do not need an adult proctor for the remotely proctored CLT because they must remain alone for the duration of the exam.
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“Since I am a home schooled student, I have taken standardized tests before. As for the test questions, they were very straightforward and I really appreciated the content and passage selections. They were actually interesting and not weird and confusing as a traditional test seems to be. Overall, great experience and I would totally take the CLT again!”
“This is a great exam which tests thinking skills, not just memorization. I’m thrilled that you have made testing possible for students who aren’t enrolled in schools…I really think this is a great test and does a much better job of looking at critical thinking skills etc. which are so important.”