CLT8 Exam

Assessment for 7th & 8th Graders

The CLT8 is an online diagnostic or summative 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 March 5, 2024

Registration Deadline: February 29, 2024

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

Score Release: Tuesday, March 12

We will be offering an additional CLT8 from April 22 – May 17, 2024.
Registration information coming soon.

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.

I thought it was an extremely well-written test, and I look forward to taking the CLT10 in two years.

Lydia M.

CLT8 Test-Taker

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.”

Teresa K.

Homeschool Parent

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

What’s the difference between the CLT, the CLT10, and the CLT8?
How long does the test take? How much time is allotted to each section?

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