2 Eligibility Be in seventh grade. Meet test requirements of: 2013 FCAT 2.0: 5th grade:Reading > 256, Math > 256, Science > 4192014 FCAT 2.0: 6th grade: score at or above 95th percentilePaper application: “HCPS Qualified” on line 14 (other) in Section 9. Do not bubble a %.ORA standard score of 125 or above on an IQ test in the last two years.
3 Why DukeTip?The Duke TIP 7th Grade Talent Search helps educators and families determine how advanced their students’ academic abilities truly are.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.
4 Enrollment in DukeTip Apply online: https://apply.tip.duke.edu/ OR Apply with a paper application and send to:2015 7th Grade Talent SearchDuke University TIPBox 90781Durham, NC
5 Mulrennan Orientation On October 21st, Tuesday, Mulrennan Math and Reading Tutors are holding a student orientation at 8:00am – 8:30am in room Students need to be present at orientation to register for tutorials.Mulrennan will then hold 12, one-hour tutoring sessions from October through December before school. Dates to come at orientation.Students that attend orientation can participate online and in person at Mulrennan for tutoring.Tutors are Mrs. Hernandez for Reading and Ms. Lee for Mathematics.
6 SAT Online Practice www.satonlinecourseschool.com Mulrennan’s code: mlr594Full access to 18 interactive lessons, 10 official full-length SAT practice exams, hundreds of practice questions, personalized score reports, automated essay scoring, sample student essays, and detailed answer explanations including why answers are “right” or “wrong”.If your child is under the age of 13, please sign the Official SAT Online Course Parental Consent Form and Return it to Mrs. Welsh in Guidance or Mrs. Hernandez, Reading Coach.
7 Enrollment Deadlines SAT 12/6/14 10/1/14 10/21/14 Test Test Dates Paper App. Deadlines Online App.SAT 12/6/14 10/1/14 10/21/14ACT 12/13/14 10/1/14 10/21/14SAT 1/24/15 11/4/14 12/9/14ACT 2/7/15 11/4/14 12/9/14
8 Test Content 3 - 3.5 hours long ACThours long4 sections- English, Mathematics, Reading, & Science36 possible points on each sectionSAT3 hours & 45 minutes long3 sections-Critical Reading, Mathematics, & Writing (includes essay)800 possible points on each section
9 School ID and Test Location Codes Duke TIP School ID (section 6 of paper application): Mulrennan – EATest Selection (section 8 of paper application): The available test centers in your area are listed at Select only one test and one test date. Indicate your first and second choice of test center locations on this date.
10 Codes for Testing Locations ACT on 12/13/14 or 2/7/15Durant HS (207190)Plant City HS (209110)SAT on 12/6/14 or 1/24/15Durant HS (10561)Plant City HS (10560)
11 Fees Enrollment fee is $75.00. Students that receive free/reduced lunch can fill out a written free grant request form, or show written verification of free/reduced lunch and pay $30.00.Fee covers the cost of the ACT or SAT & other talent search benefits through 11th grade year.Go to for more information on fees and enrollment info.
12 Fee Grant RequestsSubmit the fee grant request by one of the following methods:Fax: (919)Mail: Duke TIP 7th Grade Talent Search Fee Grant, 300 Fuller Street, Durham, NC 27701
13 SAT Reminders What students should bring: Admission Ticket Duke Talent Search Identification FormSchool IDTwo sharpened #2 pencilsA good eraserApproved calculator on website (graphic and scientific calculator recommended)Snacks for outside of testing room.
14 Spanish Assistance www.tip.duke/7guide For Spanish language assistance, contact Traci Guidry (512) orBrochures are available in Spanish.
15 By participating in duketip Students receive:Educational Resource HandbookEducational Opportunity Guide & College GuideMerit PacketRecognition at Mulrennan’s 7th grade End of Year BanquetInvitation to Hillsborough County Scholars Summer AcademySAT scores at the State level will receive an invitation to Duke’s recognition ceremonies in FL or Duke University to receive an award. Students can also qualify for TIP’s Summer Studies Programs based on scores.