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1 Duke University Talent Identification Program 4 th/ 5 th Grade Talent Search

2 ¡ Bienvenidos! ¡ Información del programa está disponible en español. Visítenos en el Internet a: Haz Cliq en Información en Español Información en EspañolInformación en Español

3 What is the Duke University Talent Identification Program? Founded in 1980 by William Bevan, then Provost of Duke University Founded in 1980 by William Bevan, then Provost of Duke University Duke TIP is a self-supporting non-profit educational organization dedicated to identifying and supporting academically talented youth Duke TIP is a self-supporting non-profit educational organization dedicated to identifying and supporting academically talented youth Since inception, over 1.8 million students have participated in our talent searches Since inception, over 1.8 million students have participated in our talent searches Provides fulfilling educational opportunities through publication benefits, above-level testing and academic programs. Provides fulfilling educational opportunities through publication benefits, above-level testing and academic programs.

4 Duke TIP Talent Search One of four major university-hosted talent searches One of four major university-hosted talent searches Primarily serving a 16-state region Primarily serving a 16-state region NE KS OK TX IA MO AR LA KY TN AL MS GA FL SC NC Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas

5 The other three: Johns Hopkins CTY (Center for Talented Youth) Johns Hopkins CTY (Center for Talented Youth) Northwestern University CTD (Center for Talent Development) Northwestern University CTD (Center for Talent Development) Rocky Mountain Talent Search (University of Denver) Rocky Mountain Talent Search (University of Denver)

6 Duke TIP 4th/5th Grade Talent Search What we do: Identify high potential 4 th and 5 th graders Identify high potential 4 th and 5 th graders Motivate gifted and talented students to focus on academic achievement Motivate gifted and talented students to focus on academic achievement Encourage gifted youth to challenge themselves Encourage gifted youth to challenge themselves Provide specialized educational information and opportunities for high-achieving students and their families Provide specialized educational information and opportunities for high-achieving students and their families Offer optional above-level testing and assessment Offer optional above-level testing and assessment

7 Duke TIP 4th/5th Grade Talent Search Qualifications: Students must be in the 4 th OR 5 th grade Students must be in the 4 th OR 5 th grade Students must score at the 95 th percentile or above on one of the two most recent administrations of a grade-level achievement test, approved state criterion- referenced test, or ability test. Students may also qualify with a score of 125 or above on an IQ test. Students must score at the 95 th percentile or above on one of the two most recent administrations of a grade-level achievement test, approved state criterion- referenced test, or ability test. Students may also qualify with a score of 125 or above on an IQ test.

8 Duke TIP 4th/5th Grade Talent Search What are the benefits for gifted students? Recognition for outstanding abilities and achievements Recognition for outstanding abilities and achievements

9 Duke TIP 4th/5th Grade Talent Search Publications created specifically for the students. Publications created specifically for the students.

10 Duke TIP 4th/5th Grade Talent Search Writing Contest – –Information is mailed in November of each year – –Entries are judged by various Duke faculty members and members of the Duke TIP staff – –Postmark deadline is January 31st – –Monetary prizes are awarded for each grade (5 th and 6 th ) to the students and to their enrolling schools. 1 st Prize is $ nd Prize is $ rd Prize is $25.00 Thomas Engle

11 Duke TIP 4th/5th Grade Talent Search On-line Benefits Spin Me A Yarn creative writing lessons The lessons are self-paced, independent study on creative writing. There are two units: one on the basic concepts of story writing and one on characterization. Students not only learn concepts and skills but also develop story ideas and complete story prompts. Lessons can be completed over any length of time. Educational Opportunity Guide (EOG) On-line Educational Opportunity Guide (EOG) On-line The on-line edition of the EOG directory contains listings for over 400 quality schools and summer programs. The on-line edition of the EOG directory contains listings for over 400 quality schools and summer programs. 4 th /5 th Grade Talent Search participants and their families can access this guide free of charge. 4 th /5 th Grade Talent Search participants and their families can access this guide free of charge.

12 Duke TIP 4th/5th Grade Talent Search On-line Benefits (continued) On-line Benefits (continued) Book Club Two or three books are selected per year. Students share their responses to discussion questions with other students in a secure, online Weblog ("blog"). Students have access to interactive, online lessons in language arts, social studies, math, and science - all suggested by the selected book. Students are challenged to explore connections among the selected book, other books, other academic subjects, and their own experiences. Students develop critical reading and thinking skills, along with the ability to express their ideas in writing.

13 Duke TIP 4th/5th Grade Talent Search EXPLORE Testing EXPLORE Testing –Duke TIP, in conjunction with ACT, offers an optional above-level testing experience to its participants –EXPLORE is an eighth grade level test –Gives families an indication of where their gifted child stands academically –Valuable tool to evaluate curriculum needs for student –Students who score in the 99 th percentile or above on the composite section are invited to the 7 th Grade Talent Search Recognition Ceremony in their state

14 Duke TIP 4th/5th Grade Talent Search What are the benefits for parents of gifted students? Resource publications for parents to help guide them through their childs school years. Resource publications for parents to help guide them through their childs school years. Duke Gifted Letter

15 Duke TIP 4th/5th Grade Talent Search Knowledgeable staff members - they include: Knowledgeable staff members - they include: –Psychologists who are experts in the field of gifted education –Duke University Professors –Former teachers with a background in gifted education –Research team –The Duke TIP staff are available to help families and school personnel with just a phone call or .

16 Duke TIP 4th/5th Grade Talent Search Duke TIP also offers: Learn on Your Own Independent learning courses that allow students to work at their own pace Learn on Your Own Independent learning courses that allow students to work at their own pace MathPack: Quest MathPack: Quest Word Power Word Power Discovering King Arthur Discovering King Arthur

17 IMPORTANT DATES: January –Registrations materials are mailed to all schools in Duke TIPs 16-state region –Applications are distributed to qualified 4 th /5th graders –Registration begins March –March 1 - Postmark deadline for submitting applications by mail –March 17 - On-line applications deadline Duke TIP 4th/5th Grade Talent Search

18 INFORMATION TO REMEMBER: Register only once as a 4 th or 5 th grader Register only once as a 4 th or 5 th grader 4th/5th Grade Talent Search benefits continue through the 6th grade year 4th/5th Grade Talent Search benefits continue through the 6th grade year Students who are eligible for free or reduced lunch are eligible for a complete fee waiver for the 4 th /5 th Grade Talent Search Students who are eligible for free or reduced lunch are eligible for a complete fee waiver for the 4 th /5 th Grade Talent Search Duke TIP 4th/5th Grade Talent Search

19 ENROLLMENT PROCESS 2008 Fee is $ Fee is $30 Registration begins January and continues through March each year Registration begins January and continues through March each year Two ways to register (choose one): Two ways to register (choose one): Web Registration Web Registration Paper Application Paper Application Duke TIP 4th/5th Grade Talent Search

20 Apply Deadline for on-line registration is March 17, 2008 Deadline for on-line registration is March 17, 2008 MasterCard or Visa accepted MasterCard or Visa accepted No fee waivers with online registration No fee waivers with online registration Duke TIP 4th/5th Grade Talent Search

21 Apply by mail: Submit paper application and $30 fee to: Submit paper application and $30 fee to: 4th/5th Grade Talent Search Duke TIP 1121 West Main Street Durham, NC Must be postmarked by March 1, 2008 Must be postmarked by March 1, 2008 Duke TIP 4th/5th Grade Talent Search

22 Duke TIP 4th/5th Grade Talent Search More information on the 4 th /5 th Grade Talent Search and the Duke University Talent Identification Program can be found at:


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