School ID look-up
Web form where you can update your contact information, sign up for email announcements, and request print materials.
A print guide giving an overview of the program.
A brief overview of both the 4th-6th Grade Talent Search and the 7th Grade Talent Search.
An overview of the program for students and their families. A Spanish version (PDF) is also available.
Instructions for students who are completing the paper applications with helpful hints. A Spanish version (PDF) is also available.
Instructions for educators who would like to pay for their students’ enrollment.
Talking points for teachers to use when talking to students and families. A Spanish version (PPTX) is also available, and there is a recorded version you can show to parents if you do not want to do the presentation yourself.
What is above-level testing?
One page handouts on important issues for academically talented students.
A badge to you can include on your website, social media pages, and publications to show that you are a Duke TIP partner.
Prompt and instructions for the 2017 Duke TIP Writing Contest.
Sample script to use for an awards ceremony at your school for 4th–6th Grade Talent Search participants.
A certificate you can use to honor your 4th–6th Grade Talent Search participants.
A press release template to help you notify local press about your students' achievements.
A blog and community space for teachers featuring advice on classroom challenges, tips, and lesson plans.
TIP's blog with research, research-based advice, and listings of programs and competitions for academically talented students.
Links to webinars and information sessions about TIP programs and benefits, hosted by TIP staff.
Students qualify for the 4th–6th Grade Talent Search by achieving a score in the 95th percentile or higher on a qualifying exam. Once enrolled, for a onetime fee, they receive access to benefits until the end of sixth grade, including optional above-level testing; enrichment activities like the book club, writing and illustration contest, and specialized publications; and eligibility to apply to TIP’s educational programs.