Educator Toolkit

A teacher working with his students in a Duke TIP classroom.

Basic information

School ID look-up 

Use our school ID look-up tool to find the Duke TIP School ID you need to put on the invitation form or request materials. If your school is not listed, email

School update form

Web form where you can update your contact information, sign up for email announcements, and request print materials.

Enrollment calendar

View the 4th–6th Grade Talent Search deadline table in the Identifying Students section.

Materials for identifying students

Educator Guide (PDF)

A print guide giving an overview of the program.

Qualifying score look-up

Use our qualifying test look-up tool to find the scores that qualify students for the 4th–6th Grade Talent Search.

Materials for notifying students

This year we have combined our old brochure and invitation form into a single talent search invitation. We have also moved to 100 percent online enrollment—there are no more paper applications to worry about.

Invitation (PDF)

Our new, combined brochure and invitation. A Spanish version (PDF) is also available. You can also download a Word version in English (.DOCX) or Spanish (DOCX) that might be easier to print yourself.

Financial Aid form (DOCX)

A form you can fill out for students who qualify for free or reduced lunch. A PDF version and a Spanish version (DOCX) are also available.

Enrollment instructions (DOCX)

Instructions for students who are completing the paper applications with helpful hints. A Spanish version (DOCX) is also available.

Group enrollment instructions (PDF)

Instructions for educators who would like to pay by check, credit card, or purchase order for their students’ enrollment or PSAT 8/9 testing.

Parent Night Flyer (PDF)

A flyer to help you organize a parent information night to tell families about TIP. A Word version (DOCX) is also available.

Enrolled students list

Email us to request a list of students from your school or district who have enrolled this year.

What is above-level testing?

Just the Facts 

One page handouts on important issues for academically talented students.

Materials for celebrating students

Sample ceremony script (PDF)

Sample script to use for an awards ceremony at your school for 4th–6th Grade Talent Search participants.

Certificate template (PDF)

A certificate you can use to honor your 4th–6th Grade Talent Search participants.

Talent Search badge

A badge you can integrate into your celebratory materials.

Talent search badge

PSAT 8/9 participation report

Email us to request a school or district participation report with the names of students who took the PSAT 8/9.

Press release template (DOCX)

A press release template to help you notify local press about your students' achievements.

PSAT 8/9 press release template (DOCX)

A press release template to notify local press about students who took the PSAT 8/9.

Partnership badge

A badge to you can include on your website, social media pages, and publications to show that you are a Duke TIP partner.

Talent search badge


Teachers Workshop

A blog and community space for teachers featuring advice on classroom challenges, tips, and lesson plans.

Gifted Today

TIP's blog with research, research-based advice, and listings of programs and competitions for academically talented students.

Webinars and information sessions

Links to webinars and information sessions about TIP programs and benefits, hosted by TIP staff.