Classical educators should be the ones to set new standards of excellence for the entire nation. Currently, Classical schools have to defer to the standardized tests of the failing educational establishment. These standards, especially as seen in the SAT and ACT, communicate to students and families that the most salient features of classical schools are irrelevant. For many colleges, the CLT is quickly becoming the new gold standard. Because the CLT evaluates a student’s ability to understand philosophy, logic, theology and ethics, it is a more effective tool in demonstrating to colleges the exceptional academic formation of classically educated students.