Duke TIP

EXPLORE® Test: Above-Level Testing

Registration for the 2016 EXPLORE testing is closed.

As a benefit of the Duke TIP 4th–6th Grade Talent Search, all enrolled fourth, fifth, and sixth grade participants are eligible to register for and take the EXPLORE® test once each school year.  This above grade-level assessment opportunity offers insight into a student's academic abilities by providing measures of their skill in English, math, reading, and science. Students who already excel on grade-specific tests may benefit from taking the EXPLORE test (which is traditionally given in the eighth grade) as it can provide helpful observations into their level of ability, depth of knowledge, and educational needs within each area of knowledge.

Though Duke TIP recommends taking advantage of this opportunity, testing is optional and is not required for participation in any of our talent search benefits or educational offerings. Learn more about test dates and registration.


Duke TIP EXPLORE testers who achieve a composite score at or above the 99th percentile are honored for their outstanding accomplishment at a state recognition ceremony in May or June.

Girl Taking Test