The purpose of this academic readiness assessment is to determine the goodness of fit between student candidates and the Davidson Academy. This curriculum-based measurement offers a strong indication of an applicant’s likelihood of success at the Academy. Because the assessment directly reflects the daily work of Academy students, it provides information beyond that which can be gleaned from standardized achievement and IQ tests. IQ tests reflect potential, which is of great importance, but academic readiness is about determining which skill sets are already in place. Therefore, the results of this assessment are a significant part of the overall acceptance process.
For examples of the assessment for both the Davidson Academy day school and online campus, please review the Day School Assessment Example (PDF) and the Online Assessment Example (PDF).
Step 4: Post- Assessment
Once an assessment has been completed, there will be a final review by the application and curriculum team. Decision letters will be emailed two weeks or sooner after the close of an assessment window stating if a student has been accepted, declined or wait-listed. Every attempt will be made to maintain this review schedule. However, to ensure fair and careful consideration of all applications, it may be necessary to extend a notification date.