For many years the only two college entrance exams offered to students have been the SAT and the ACT. Oftentimes Christians have felt at a disadvantage for several reasons, to-wit:
1. Some of the questions put the students in a moral dilemma (should students give the politically correct answer, gaining a point, or answer according to their beliefs?)
2. The reading content often contains biases and politically charged articles that do not line up with a Christian’s beliefs
3. The tests are aligned with Common Core and many homeschooling families as well as private schools do not teach Common Core material.
Another disadvantage to these tests is the fact that one must register for the test more than a month prior to the test or pay a hefty late fee.
These disadvantages are remedied with the new CLT (Classic Learning Test).
The CLT is offered five times a year. Writing is optional and free. Students can sign up for the test up until a week before the test is administered. The test is taken on-line either with a student’s device or with a device offered by the site proctoring the exam. Scores are received by the end of the day when given at a proctored sight. If given online as a virtual test, the scoring process will take longer.
The CLT is a two hour online test. The CLT8 is for 7th and 8th graders and they can take the test at home. The CLT10 is for 9th and 10th graders and they, too, take the test from home with a parent proctor. The CLT10, like the PSAT, comes with scholarship potential for high scoring students.
Here is an article put out by HSLDA comparing the SAT, ACT and CLT.
Bryan College will proctor the CLT on our campus.
The test dates and locations are found here.
Practice the test to see for yourself what it is like! (The practice test I took included a reading passage containing an article by C. S. Lewis!)