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Florida System Adopts the Classic Learning Test

September 11, 2023

The Board of Governors of the State University System of Florida voted Friday to accept the Classic Learning Test, a controversial standardized testing alternative to the SAT and ACT, on applications to its 12 campuses starting this fall.

Florida is the first state higher education system to approve the exam, which focuses on the “classical” Western and Christian canon. Designed in 2015, it has so far been used mostly by Christian colleges and select private institutions like the conservative Hillsdale College and the classics-focused St. John’s College.

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