In the ever-evolving world of standardized testing and college admissions, the quest for relevance, and striving for deeper understanding of the Good, True, and Beautiful has led to a continual search for a better assessment tool. Recently, a new contender has emerged on the scene, offering a fresh perspective on evaluating students' readiness for higher education. The Classical Learning Test (CLT) has been making waves as a potential replacement for the SAT, and its impact on the future of college admissions cannot be overlooked.
In this op-ed, Daniel Buck delves into the compelling narrative surrounding the Classical Learning Test, analyzing its strengths, weaknesses, and potential implications for students across the nation. As we reflect on the shifting tides of educational assessment and the rise of Classical Education in America, it's essential to explore how the CLT is challenging the status quo and opening doors to a more comprehensive evaluation of students' abilities.
Ethos Logos has identified the CLT as an assessment that goes beyond traditional SAT or ACT learning objectives and explores the big thinkers, writers and ideas that have shaped America. We especially like the CLT’s alignment with classical education principles. In a time when the future of college admissions is in flux, the Classical Learning Test is poised to play a significant role in shaping the landscape of higher education.