- We propose a mixture of latent trait models with common slope parameters (MCLT) for model-based clustering of high-dimensional binary data, a data type for which few established methods exist. Recent work on clustering of binary data, based on a $d$-dimensional Gaussian latent variable, is extended by incorporating common factor analyzers. Accordingly, our approach facilitates a low-dimensional visual representation of the clusters. We extend the model further by the incorporation of random block effects. The dependencies in each block are taken into account through block-specific parameters that are considered to be random variables. A variational approximation to the likelihood is exploited to derive a fast algorithm for determining the model parameters. Our approach is demonstrated on real and simulated data.