To participate, students must have scored at the 95th percentile or above on a standardized achievement, aptitude, or mental ability assessment. The following students qualified and enrolled with the Duke TIP 4th-5th Grade Talent Search:
About the Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP)
Children with advanced intellectual and academic abilities continually perplex and challenge educators and parents, and schools may not have the resources and staff to adequately provide for the academic challenges, and social and emotional support that gifted children require. For these reasons, Duke TIP is committed to providing services and programs beyond what is offered in the classroom to meet the individual needs of gifted children.
For a variety of reasons, many gifted children simply do not reach their full potential. Exceptionally bright students often go unrecognized because they hide their talents, underachieve, or exhibit behavioral problems.
A disproportionately large number of minority students, children from families where English is not the primary spoken language in the home, and students from less affluent families are all at risk for not being identified as gifted. Duke’s research and educational programs address all of these concerns and seeks to support gifted students regardless of their backgrounds.