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Admission Testing

testing 1 1Lake Ridge Academy offers an admissions evaluation process whereby acceptance and prediction to succeed is based on these primary factors:

  1. A student's academic history.
  2. Lake Ridge Academy admission testing or ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam) results.
  3. Student interview and visit.

Once a student's application for admission is received, we will arrange a day for the student to spend at the school meeting peers, participating in classes, and talking with faculty.  A separate day for admission testing will also be scheduled, perferred scheduled testing days are Monday and Thursday.  If you prefer testing on a Saturday, please refer to the ISEE link below.  

Our admission testing philosophy is, at first, to obtain information on the educational ability or potential of your child.  Tests are specialized to each grade level and used to measure a student's ability of achievement at the given time of year each test is given.  Please click on the appropriate links below to look at your child's testing requirements. 

Lower School

Kindergarten

We utilize the Kindergarten Diagnositc Instrument (KDI-2).  The KDI-2 is a comprehensive and time efficient screening instrument designed to assess developmental readiness skills in children 4-6.  Kindergarten screenings are (2) hours in length, which includes (1) hour of testing and (1) hour of observation.  They are scheduled in (2) groups of up to (6) children on designated dates, and sign-up is required.

1st and 2nd Grade

Tests include a Dibels, Math Connects assessment and manipulatives, diagnostic spelling, a writing prompt, and a felt board story with oral retell. 

3rd and 4th Grade

Tests include the Otis Lennon School Ability (OLSAT), a Dibels, Math Connects assessment (and manipulatives in 3rd grade only), Word Identification and Spelling Test (WIST), a writing prompt, and a felt board story with oral retell (in 3rd grade only). 

5th Grade

Tests include the Otis Lennon School Ability (OLSAT), Stanford Ability Test (SAT10), a Dibels, Math Connects assessment, and writing prompt.

Middle School

6th, 7th, and 8th Grade

Tests include the Otis Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT), Stanford Ability Test (SAT10), Test of Silent Word Reading Fluency (TOSWRF), Word Identification and Spelling Test (WIST), and a written essay. Testing begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Admission Office and is approximitly 2-3 hours. 

  • November 7th, Tuesday
  • November 15th, Wednesday
  • January 19th, Friday
  • February 16th, Friday
  • April 6th, Friday
  • May 4th, Friday
  • May 24th, Thursday

Upper School

9th, 10th, and 11th Grade

Tests include the Otis Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT), Test of Silent Word Reading Fluency (TOSWRF), Word Identification and Spelling Test (WIST), a math placement test (which is solely dependent upon the student's current math course), and a written essay. Testing begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Admission Office and is approximitly 2-3 hours.

  • November 7th, Tuesday 
  • November 15th, Wednesday
  • January 19th, Friday
  • February 16th, Friday
  • April 6th, Friday
  • May 4th,Friday
  • May 24th, Thursday

ISEE Testing

Students entering grades 5-11 have the option to register for the ISEE test at www.iseetest.org  Lake Ridge Academy is a testing site. Registration is available up to three weeks prior to the test date.  Late registration is available after the three week deadline has passed and up to two weeks before the test date for an additional fee.  Please use the school code (363857) when registering for the ISEE and choosing to use Lake Ridge Academy as your testing site. Testing begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. in the Admission Office. Please arrive no later than 8:15 a.m. Testing is approximitly 2 hours and 40 minutes. 

The ISEE test is offered on the following dates:

November 11, 2017

December 9, 2017

February 24, 2018

April 28, 2018

Please contact ISEE https://www.erblearn.org/parents/isee-overview for the most up-to-date online registrations fee, late fee and walk-in fee.