CLT8 Exam

Benchmark Assessment for 7th & 8th Graders

The CLT8 is an online diagnostic or benchmark assessment designed for 7th and 8th graders. It can be proctored by a parent at home or taken in-school at participating institutions.

If you are a school administrator seeking to administer the CLT8 to your students, please visit this page for available test dates and ordering instructions.

CLT8 Exam – At a Glance

End-of-grade assessment for 7th and 8th graders

Contains three sections: Verbal Reasoning, Grammar/Writing, and Quantitative Reasoning


2 hours 15 minutes




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Upcoming Test Dates for CLT8



Tuesday November 1, 2022

Registration Deadline: October 27, 2022

This test is available from November 1st to November 2nd, 2022.
Score Release: Tuesday, November 8th



Tuesday March 7, 2023

Registration Deadline: March 2, 2023

This test is available from March 7th to March 8th, 2023.
Score Release: Tuesday, March 14th



Tuesday May 9, 2023

Registration Deadline: May 4, 2023

This test is available from May 9th to May 11th, 2023.
Score Release: Tuesday, May 16th

Details on the CLT8

The CLT8 is a popular test among secondary schools and homeschool families to measure the progress and achievement of their 7th and 8th grade students. The test takes two hours and fifteen minutes to complete, and assesses Verbal Reasoning, Grammar/Writing, and Quantitative Reasoning.

Register for Your Free CLT Account

The first step toward taking the CLT8 is to create a free account. With your account, you can sign up for a test date and take your exam.

Frequently Asked Questions

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This was my first standardized test and I was a little nervous while taking it. But I had fun doing the Verbal Reasoning!

CLT8 Test Taker

I thought it was an extremely well-written test, and I look forward to taking the CLT 10 in two years.

CLT8 Test Taker

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