Testing Requirements: Grades 7 and Above
This page outlines eligibility for applicants who are currently enrolled in grades 7 and above or who are homeschooled. Davidson Academy determines eligibility based on grade level, regardless of age.
College Placement or IQ Testing
Davidson Academy determines eligibility based on a result from one of two tests:
- College Placement
- IQ testing
When applying, use only one of these two methods of eligibility.
College Placement and Talent Search Test Requirements
College Placement testing scores must be current from tests administered in the past year.
Davidson Academy accepts the following SAT and PSAT tests:
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 tables.
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
|SAT||Grade 7||Grade 8||Grade 9||Grade 10|
|PSAT 8/9||Grade 7||Grade 8|
PSAT 10 & PSAT/NMSQT
|PSAT 10 & PSAT/NMSQT||Grade 7||Grade 8||Grade 9|
ACT Assessment (ACT)
Davidson Academy accepts test results from the 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||Grade 7||Grade 8||Grade 9||Grade 10|
IQ Testing Requirements
IQ testing must have been completed within the past five years. All of our 3 accepted tests are individually administered.
|Test Name||Minimum Score Guidelines|
|Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales - Fifth Edition (SB5)||Standard score 145+ on at least one of the following:
|Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children - Fifth Edition (WISC-V)||Standard score 145+ on at least one of the following:
OR at least two of the following:
|Differential Ability Scales - Second Edition (DAS-II)||Standard score 145+ on at least one of the following:
Applicants who have previously applied, and were declined admission, may reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions about necessary documentation and testing needed to reapply.
Step-by-Step Guide on Testing
If this is your first time testing for giftedness, we have many resources available through the Davidson Institute that will help prepare you for the process.
Find Testing in your Area
In addition to these resources, please use How To Get Your Child Tested For Giftedness as a guide to find testing in your area.
Grades 6 and Below
If you are looking for eligibility requirements for grades below 7, please refer to the other eligibility requirements listed on the Grades 6 and Below page.
Contact Us & FAQ
For testing requirement questions, please contact email@example.com.
Find answers to common eligibility questions on the Application + Admission FAQs page.