CLT3-8 in School

In-School Assessments for 3rd – 8th Graders

Our CLT3-8 exams assess language arts and mathematics with content designed to engage students’ imaginations and problem-solving skills. These standardized exams equip schools and teachers with in-depth analytics to better understand how to meet their students’ needs and maximize their potential.

CLT3-8 at a Glance

CLT3, 4, 5, & 6 CLT7 & 8

Grade Level

3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th

7th and 8th


Online or Paper

Online or Paper


Recommended timing, approx. 2-3 hrs

135 min

# of Sections



Testing Window

4 weeks

4 weeks

Additional Requirements

Sections completed in one sitting. Can split up test over multiple days.

Entire test in one sitting.





$19.50 per test*

$19.50 per test*

Online Test Results

2pm ET, 2 days after submission

2pm ET, 2 days after submission

Paper Test Results

Within 30 days**

Within 30 days**

*This price reflects the 50% discount that schools automatically receive.
**Paper test results will be posted within 30 days of CLT receiving exam answer sheets.

Upcoming Test Dates for CLT3-8


Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 test dates are coming soon!



What Do CLT3-8 Assess?

CLT3, 4, 5, 6, 7, & 8 assess language arts and mathematics corresponding to each grade level, including reading comprehension, writing, grammar, arithmetic and operations, geometrical reasoning, and overall mathematical reasoning.

We’ve intentionally selected reading passages from classic children’s literature, poetry, historical fiction and non-fiction, and more to furnish a thoughtful and meaningful testing experience.

To dig deeper into the skills assessed on each test, check out our Assessment Content Briefs:

How Are the Exams Formatted?

CLT3, 4, 5 & 6 each have four sections: two Verbal Reasoning sections and two Quantitative Reasoning sections. CLT3-6 have recommended timing, and sections can be administered over the course of several days.

CLT7 & CLT8 each have three sections: Verbal Reasoning, Grammar & Writing, and Quantitative Reasoning. These exams must be completed in one sitting.

View PDF samples of the different exams below. While a CLT7 sample test is not available, the CLT7 follows the same format as the CLT8, but with content tailored to 7th grade.

How Does the In-School Exam Administration Work?

We’ve designed the in-school administration for CLT3-8 to be as smooth and user-friendly as possible. Please click below to read through FAQs, access an online demo test, and get further details on how to administer CLT3-8 at your school.

How Do CLT3-8 Analytics Equip Educators?

All exams are accompanied by in-depth analytics reports that provide tangible feedback on students’ strengths and weaknesses in key academic domains and subdomains. This helps educators track growth and adapt instruction as needed.

Features of analytics include:

  • Emphasis on the essentials (reading, writing, reasoning)
  • Straightforward organization and readability
  • Accessible content standards to see what was assessed
  • Percentile reports, including Lexile® and Quantile® scores
  • Best questions to ask about curriculum and instruction

What Schools Are Saying

“The nature of the CLT assessment more accurately demonstrates verbal and quantitative abilities than other standardized tests.”


Kimberly Bedingfield, Clemson Area Classical Academy (Clemson, SC)

“We appreciate that the CLT3-6 are more reflective of the education we provide as a classical Christian school and that it aligns with the higher level CLT tests which our older students take each year.”


Jenn Molen, Augustine Classical Academy (Lakewood, CO)

“I would recommend this to anyone who uses a traditional approach to education.”


Melissa C., Regina Caeli Academy (Carrollton, TX)