CLT Suite of Assessments

College Entrance & Preparatory Exams

The Classic Learning Test suite of assessments provides an accurate and rigorous assessment of a student’s accomplishment and potential.

Our Suite of Assessments

CLT

For Grades 11-12

College entrance exam for 11th & 12th graders, comparable to SAT® and ACT®

CLT10

For Grades 9-10

CLT preparatory exam comparable to PSAT

CLT8

For Grades 7-8

Diagnostic and summative exam to track growth

Why Take CLT Exams?

CLT exams create a better test-taking experience that provides students, teachers, and parents with detailed results and scoring.

Clear, Concise Format

Each test contains three sections, assessing Verbal Reasoning, Grammar/Writing, and Quantitative Reasoning.

Short Test-Taking Time

CLT exams range from 2 hours to 2 hours and 15 minutes (not counting the optional 30-minute essay)–much shorter than other standardized tests.

Straightforward Scoring

Each CLT exam has 120 questions and is scored on a range of 0-120. Students receive no penalty for incorrect answers.

Accepted by Over 200 Colleges & Universities

Colleges all across North America accept our college entrance exam, the CLT, tying more than $100 million in scholarships to scores. Students may share their CLT scores for free with an unlimited number of colleges through their secure student account.

Dig Deeper into Our Assessment Content

Wanting to learn more about the content of CLT assessments? Our brief overview of the CLT, CLT10, and CLT8 provides more detail on content skills, questions, and concepts on our exams.

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John Paul II

John Paul II

“The CLT was fun to take, because it was engaging. The exam wasn’t just solving pointless puzzles; it was really about thinking.”

Caroline A.

CLT Test Taker

“The CLT 8 was a great experience. My son especially appreciated that the sources for the reading texts were similar to his school texts and that they represented a variety of worldviews. Proctoring the exam at home was simple!”

Emily H.

Homeschool Parent
North Carolina

Register for Your Free CLT Account

The first step toward taking the CLT is to create a free account. With your account, you can sign up for a test, try a practice exam, and take your in-person or remote-proctored exam.