Eligibility Assessment Partnership
The Davidson Institute’s Young Scholars program accepts several intelligence and achievement tests. You can learn more about those testing options on our Eligibility and Testing page.
In an effort to make two of the many tests we accept more readily available to families, the Davidson Institute has partnered with Northwestern University’s Center for Talent Development (CTD) to offer two different eligibility assessment opportunities—a Davidson-specific, above-grade level Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) for 3rd-5th grade students and an Official Practice SAT for 6th-10th grade students.
Please Note: There is no preference given for scores from these testing opportunities, as opposed to scores from one of the other accepted tests listed below. We only require results from one test for the Young Scholars application.
In addition to the Young Scholars program, scores from these testing opportunities will also be accepted by the following Davidson Programs:
- Davidson Academy in Reno
- Davidson Academy Online
- Davidson Institute’s THINK Summer Institute
- Davidson Institute's Explore program
Because each Davidson program has their own eligibility criteria, application, and application process, please consult the website of the program you are interested in to ensure you are getting the most up-to-date information on that program’s application criteria and process.