Duke TIP

Duke TIP

The Duke TIP 7th Grade Talent Search helps educators and families  determine how advanced their students’ academic abilities truly are.  Traditional testing often fails to measure the variation among many  academically talented students who reach the upper limits of scoring on  grade-level exams. Above-level testing at least two years above a  student's current grade offers gifted students and their families a far  better understanding of how the student compares to his or her gifted  peers and what level of educational challenge is appropriate.

Students are identified based on standardized test scores achieved  while attending elementary or middle school. As part of the talent  search enrollment, they are invited to take either the ACT or the SAT  college entrance exam as a seventh grader which allows them greater  insight into their academic abilities. In addition, experts at Duke TIP  have developed and compiled information to inspire academically talented  young people to learn through exciting, stimulating and challenging  educational opportunities to augment their capabilities.

Eligibility for enrollment is an honor and   indicates outstanding intellectual potential. Enrollment begins August 1 of each year. 

 

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