From Gene Edward Veith’s blog, a post about the new Classic Learning Test:
Progressive education in general focuses on skills rather than knowledge, which fits the SAT and ACT. But how can a student handle challenging content? Can the student interact with great ideas? Can the student understand works of literature, philosophy and history? Or a scientific article? Or a discussion of theology?
The new classical schools work on those kinds of questions. Their curriculum–used also by many homeschoolers–is more challenging than the typical school that follows some version of progressive educational theory. Their students generally do well on the SAT and ACT, but there has not really been a test to assess how well they do with what they have been taught.
But now there is such a test. The Classic Learning Test (CLT) is an alternative to the SAT and ACT.
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