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Davidson Institute Eligibility Assessment Partnership

Eligibility Assessment Partnership

The Davidson Institute has partnered with Northwestern University’s Center for Talent Development (CTD) to offer the opportunity to take an official practice SAT powered by Khan Academy.

Scores from this administration can be used to apply to any Davidson program, including Davidson Institute's Young Scholars program, Davidson Academy, Davidson Academy Online, and Davidson Institute's THINK Summer Institute. These test administrations are for potential Davidson program applicants only.

Due to the eligibility testing accepted by Davidson programs, this opportunity is open to students in 6th-10th grades.

Test Administration Date:

  • January 7, 2023 (Saturday) 8:00 AM Pacific
  • February 4, 2023 (Saturday) 8:00 AM Pacific

Learn more about the CTD Khan SAT program >

*** To register for a Davidson testing session please follow the directions in the Registration Guide below. Be sure to follow these directions closely to ensure that your child is properly registered for the correct, Davidson-specific testing session. ***

Registration Guide:  SAT Khan Registration for Davidson Affiliates (PDF)

For questions about this assessment opportunity:

*note that this test administration is not an official SAT and is not hosted by the College Board.  These scores can be used for eligibility for Davidson Affiliated organizations or CTD programs, but are not guaranteed to be a substitute for SAT scores required by other programs requiring eligibility

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can register for this testing opportunity?

Due to the eligibility testing accepted by Davidson programs, this opportunity is open to students in 6th-10th grades. Any student in grades 6-10 who is planning to apply to a Davidson program—Davidson Young Scholars Program, Davidson Academy, Reno, Davidson Academy Online, and/or Davidson Institute’s THINK Summer Institute—can register for this testing opportunity.

What dates can I register for?

This Davidson-specific testing opportunity is limited to the dates listed at the top of this page. We have worked with CTD to establish a remote, online testing environment that is in line with the testing and eligibility requirements of Davidson programs. As a result, we will only be accepting CTD Khan SAT program results from Davidson-specific testing dates.

To ensure that this opportunity is open and available to as many eligible testers as possible, testers are not allowed to participate in two consecutive testing dates.

That is, if you register your child to take the CTD Khan SAT and then want them to retest, you must wait one testing session before doing so.

Ex. If your child tests during the January test date, they cannot immediately test again during the February test date.

How much does test registration cost?

My student is not in 6th grade yet. Can they register for the test?

Due to the eligibility testing accepted by Davidson programs, this opportunity is open to students currently in 6th-10th grades. Currently, we do not have a specific Davidson-hosted testing opportunity for younger students. Should that change, information will be posted on the website. In the meantime, you can learn more about the other accepted testing options by checking the admissions page of the Davidson program(s) you’re interested in.

How often can I register for Davidson Official Practice SAT dates?

To ensure that this opportunity is open and available to as many eligible testers as possible, testers are not allowed to participate in two consecutive testing dates.

That is, if you register your child to take the CTD Khan SAT and then want them to retest, you must wait one testing session before doing so.

Ex. If your child tests during the January test date, they cannot immediately test again during the February test date.

I need to change my testing date. What do I do?

If you need to cancel or reschedule this appointment, you must email CTD (ctd-admissions@northwestern.edu) prior to your enrollment confirmation. Once confirmed into a session, a $25.00 change fee will apply.

My child needs testing accommodations. What do I do?

Contact CTD if you have questions about accommodations for the online administration: ctd-assessment@northwestern.edu.

Is financial aid available to cover the testing registration fee?

If financial hardship is preventing you from paying the $50 testing registration fee, please contact CTD at ctd-admissions@northwestern.edu. 

Are test results automatically applied to my student’s application?

No. Test scores are not automatically applied to applications, as families have the opportunity to use these scores for any Davidson program (Davidson Institute Young Scholars, Davidson Institute’s THINK Summer Institute, Davidson Academy – Reno, and/or Davidson Academy Online). Each of these programs has their own application and process. Therefore, families must upload their scores to any Davidson application they wish to submit.

How do I submit my test results?

Test scores will be available to you via your CTD dashboard. Please take a screenshot of those scores or “print to PDF.” From there, please upload the file with your child’s scores to the Davidson program application you are filling out.

I have a question that hasn’t been answered here. Who do I contact?

If you have a question about registration for this testing opportunity, please contact CTD: ctd-assessment@northwestern.edu.

If have a question about this testing opportunity, the Young Scholars Program, or the Young Scholars application process, please contact: ysapplications@davidsongifted.org.