CLT8 Exam

Benchmark Assessment for 7th & 8th Graders

The CLT8 is an online diagnostic or high school readiness 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

Diagnostic or high school readiness assessment for 7th and 8th graders

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

Fulfills end-of-year testing requirements in most states



2 hours 15 minutes




Within 4 business days

Upcoming Test Dates for CLT8



Tuesday September 12, 2023

Registration Deadline: September 7, 2023

This test is available from September 12th to September 13th, 2023.



Tuesday November 7, 2023

Registration Deadline: November 2, 2023

This test is available from November 7th to November 8th, 2024.



Tuesday March 5, 2024

Registration Deadline: February 29, 2024

This test is available from March 5th to March 6th, 2024.

Practice for the CLT8

So you’re registered for a test. Now what? Download our CLT8 sample test (answer key included) to familiarize yourself with the content and structure of the exam. You’ll be able to see which types of questions we ask and understand the exam’s overall level of difficulty.

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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