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Accepted Tests

Please see our eligibility criteria for important information pertaining to accepted tests and score guidelines to apply.

The 2023-2024 application is now available!  

The Davidson Institute has partnered with Northwestern University’s Center for Talent Development (CTD) to offer two different eligibility assessment opportunities—an official PSAT 8/9 for 3rd-8th grade students and an official practice SAT for 6th-10th grade students.
For more information, test administration dates, and to register, click here.


 

Individually Administered Tests

(Administered during the past five years)

IQ Tests
IQ test score criteria for Davidson Academy admissions.

Test NameMinimum Score Guidelines
Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales - Fifth Edition (SB5)Standard score 145+ on at least one of the following:
  • Verbal

  • Nonverbal

  • Full Scale
  • Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children - Fifth Edition (WISC-V)Standard score 145+ on at least one of the following:
  • General Ability Index (GAI)

  • Full Scale IQ Score (FSIQ)

  • Nonverbal Index (NVI)

  • Expanded General Ability Index (EGAI)

  • Verbal Expanded Crystallized Index (VECI)

  • Expanded Fluid Index (EFI)


  • OR at least two of the following:
  • Verbal Comprehension

  • Visual Spatial

  • Fluid Reasoning

  • Quantitative Reasoning Index (QRI)
  • Differential Ability Scales - Second Edition (DAS-II)Standard score 145+ on at least one of the following:
  • Verbal Ability

  • Nonverbal Reasoning

  • General Conceptual Ability
  • Achievement Tests
    Achievement test score criteria for Davidson Academy admissions.

    Test NameMinimum Score Guidelines
    Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement - Second or Third Edition (KTEA-3)Standard score 145+ on at least two of the following:
  • Reading Composite

  • Math Composite

  • Written Language Composite

  • Comprehensive Achievement Composite
  • Wechsler Individual Achievement Test - Fourth
    Edition (WIAT - IV)
    Standard score 145+ on at least two of the following:
  • Total Reading Composite

  • Mathematics Composite

  • Written Expression Composite

  • Total Achievement Composite
  • Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Achievement -
    Fourth Edition (WJ-IV Ach)
    Standard score 145+ on at least two of the following:
  • Broad Reading

  • Broad Math

  • Broad Written Language

  • Total Achievement

  • Group Administered Tests

    (Administered during the past three years)

    Talent Search/College Placement Tests

    Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
    Qualified applicants must provide scores that meet or exceed the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (EBRW) or Math or Combined scores as indicated in the following table.

    SAT test score criteria for Davidson Academy admissions.

    SATGrade 6Grade 7Grade 8Grade 9Grade 10
    EBRW630670700750780
    Math650700740770800
    Total12801370144015201580

    ACT Assessment (ACT)
    Qualified applicants must provide score reports that meet or exceed at least 3 out of 5 scores of those indicated in the following table.

    ACT score criteria for Davidson Academy admissions.

    ACTGrade 6Grade 7Grade 8Grade 9Grade 10
    English2831333536
    Math2730333435
    Reading3032333536
    Science Reasoning2528323435
    Composite2729323435

    PSAT 8/9

    PSAT 8/9 test score criteria for Davidson Academy admissions.

    PSAT 8/9Grade 6Grade 7Grade 8
    EBRW600640690
    Math570660710
    Total114013001400

    PSAT 10 & PSAT/NMSQT

    PSAT 10 & PSAT/NMSQT test score criteria for Davidson Academy admissions.

    PSAT 10 & PSAT/NMSQTGrade 6Grade 7Grade 8Grade 9
    EBRW620640690730
    Math630660710750
    Total1250130014001480

    For testing requirement questions, please contact applications@www.davidsonacademy.unr.edu. For questions about the Davidson Academy Online Campus, please contact online@davidsononline.org