Duke TIP

Duke TIP
7th Grade Talent Search


What is Duke TIP?

Duke TIP is an academic talent search that helps families find out how advanced students’ abilities truly are.  Traditional testing often fails to measure the variation among many gifted students who reach the upper limits of scoring on grade-level exams.  By taking advanced testing (at least two years above a student’s current grade placement) through Duke TIP’s talent search, gifted students and their families gain a far better understanding of where the student stands in relation to his/her gifted peers and what level of educational challenge is appropriate.


How Do I Know if My Child Qualifies?

PASS test scores from 5th and 6th grade along with the previous years MAP testing scores are used to determine which students qualify.  See the website for accepted scores:
http://www.tip.duke.edu/talent_searches/grade_7/enroll.html


How Do I Enroll My Child?

During the month of September, the Guidance Counselor will send home a packet of information with qualifying students.  Then it is up to the Parent/Guardian to enroll the student in the program.  You can mail the application or enroll online.

Test Dates for SAT and ACT
Test   Dates  Location  Codes 
 SAT  12/6/14 Dorman High School  41345 
 SAT  1/24/15 Dorman High School  41345 
 ACT  12/13/14 Dorman High School  174810 
 ACT  2/7/15 Dorman High School  174810 


SPANISH MATERIALS are available at:  www.tip.duke.edu/7guide or contact Spanish language assistance at (512) 473-8400