The academic readiness assessment consists of several components designed to gauge where applicants are performing in relation to the Davidson Academy Online curriculum. Knowing applicants' skill levels across subject areas allows the admissions team to determine whether applicants can place into all the courses needed for an on-time graduation. For more details, please review the tasks and video below.
Applicants take timed, multiple-choice critical reading, science reasoning, and math mastery exams in our learning management system. These can be completed during any non-live session time.
Writing Assessment: First Response and Discussion
During the Thursday live session, applicants read and respond to a short story individually and then discuss the short story as a group.
Writing Assessment: Analysis Essay
During the Thursday session, applicants receive instruction on composing a literary analysis essay and write a rough draft. In the Friday live session, applicants revise their essays based on instructor feedback.
Applicants meet with a member of the Davidson Academy Online admissions team for a conversation about their educational goals and interests during the Friday live session.
Online Learning Readiness Self-Assessment
Applicants complete a self-assessment designed to estimate their readiness for learning in the online format. This self-assessment is viewed as supplemental to an application and can be completed during any non-live session time.