You're likely familiar with the SAT and ACT tests, but are you familiar with the CLT? I'm not always able to spend as much time as I would like discussing the CLT Test, but I want to be sure parents are aware of this new test. As more colleges accept the test, and more homeschoolers utilize a classical education, it's important for you to do research to see if the test is a good fit for your child.
There are 5300 colleges and universities in the United states, and as of 2017, the CLT was accepted by just over 40 of those colleges. But because of it's liberal arts emphasis, and Common Core free content, the popularity of this test is growing, especially among homeschoolers.
The CLT test is one of many high school tests. You can learn strategies, secrets, and pro tips on the ever-changing PSAT/NMSQT, SAT, ACT, and CLT in my free online class, "High School Testing - Simply Explained."
The CLT is unique because their goal is to test the intersection where intellect and virtue combine, rather than try to create a values-neutral test. This test was developed as a way to "opt out" of common core and focus more on classical education. Reading selections might include passages from C.S. Lewis. Logic and reasoning are included, also. And Common Core materials will not be on the test. It's particularly good for classical home educators, and students applying to multiple liberal arts and classical-leaning colleges.
The test will reinforce the connection between knowledge and virtue. Students already studying that which is good, true, and beautiful will be well prepared for the exam.
"Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things." ~ Philippians 4:8Let me give you a few CLT test quick facts to get you started.
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