Thursday, September 15, 2016
A group of students with their hands together in a circle

Take a closer look at the crucial support that Project Launch has provided to high-ability, low-income students, as the program reaches the end of its third year.

Thursday, September 1, 2016
Shawna Young and Steve Nowicki

Our new executive director joined the Duke TIP family in seventh grade. Now she’s back and leading TIP in our mission to serve gifted students worldwide.

Thursday, August 18, 2016
A girl writing during class

Millions of U.S. students are being under-challenged by an American educational system that overemphasizes age-based curriculum, according to a new research study co-authored by Matt Makel, Director of Research at the Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP).

Friday, August 5, 2016
Line of students sitting at a recognition ceremony

The Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) announced its 36th annual 7th Grade Talent Search. The 7th Grade Talent Search invites academically advanced students in the seventh grade to take college entrance exams (the ACT or SAT) alongside students in high school. Taking an above-grade level test like the ACT or SAT helps these students identify their academic strengths and TIP provides insight into how best to interpret and use these results.  

Friday, June 3, 2016
A closeup of a hand holding a pencil

The Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) has named the winners of its 2016 Writing Contest, held annually for participants in the TIP 4th–6th Grade Talent Search. This year, students were asked to write a story about their hometown one hundred years in the future, depicting what the world might look like then. Over one thousand stories were submitted—a record for the contest. Entries included visions of telepathic communication, robots, 3D-printed food, and teacher less classrooms. They ranged from the dystopian to the idyllic, each showing a creative take on where the world is heading.

Thursday, June 2, 2016
A boy crossing his arms during a recognition ceremony

Students who score extremely high on standardized tests as adolescents often become high achievers in adulthood, a new study has confirmed.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
girl sitting at awards ceremony

Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) is pleased to announce a new agreement with the College Board to offer the PSAT™ 8/9 as an optional, above-grade level assessment for fourth, fifth, and sixth graders participating in the Duke TIP 4th–6th Grade Talent Search. Duke TIP uses above-level testing as an important diagnostic tool for assessing the educational needs of academically talented students who already excel on grade-level tests, and the PSAT 8/9 is ideal for that purpose.

Monday, April 25, 2016
A girl holding a pencil during class

More than 8,200 fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students took ACT’s EXPLORE® test for eighth graders through the Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) in late 2015 and early 2016.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
A girl smiling during a recognition ceremony

The Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) is honoring academically-talented seventh graders for their exceptional scores on the ACT or SAT. Duke TIP’s 7th Grade Talent Search identifies students across the United States who have scored at or above the 95th percentile on a grade-level achievement test. As part of the program, these academically talented students take above-level college-entrance exams to learn more about their abilities. Duke TIP then hosts annual recognition ceremonies to honor the seventh graders who scored the highest on these ACT or SAT exams. This year, out of 65,527 participants nationally, 23,488 students have been invited to attend state recognition ceremonies and 2,545 students have been invited to Duke TIP’s Grand Recognition ceremony.

Friday, April 1, 2016
TIP executive director Shawna Young

Shawna Young, executive director of the Office of Engineering Outreach Programs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has been tapped as the new executive director of the Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP), Duke University officials announced Thursday.