School ID look-up
Test center look-up
Use our test center look-up tool to find nearby ACT and SAT test centers.
Test date calendar
View the 7th Grade Talent Search deadline table in the Identifying Students section.
Web form where you can update your contact information, sign up for email announcements, and request talent search materials.
A print guide giving an overview of the program.
Materials for identifying students
An overview of the program for students and their families. A Spanish version (PDF) is also available.
Materials for notifying students
A form you can fill out to tell students they are invited to the 7th Grade Talent Search. A Spanish version (DOCX) is also available. There is also a version that includes a test center recommendation section if you would like to direct your students to particular testing locations. It's available in both English (DOCX) and Spanish (DOCX).
A form that allows students and families to request financial aid. A Spanish version (DOCX) is also available.
Instructions for educators who would like to pay for their students’ enrollment.
Instructions to help Spanish-speakers enroll in the program.
What is above-level testing?
One page handouts on important issues for academically talented students.
Materials for celebrating students
A script to use for a recognition ceremony for your qualifying students.
A certificate you can use to honor your qualifying students.
A press release template to help you notify local press about your students' achievements.
A badge to you can include on your website, social media pages, and publications to show that you are a Duke TIP partner.
Report sent to families providing information on how their students' scores on the ACT and SAT compare to other TIP members.
A blog and community space for teachers featuring advice on classroom challenges, tips, and lesson plans.
TIP's blog with research, research-backed advice, and listings of summer programs and competitions for academically talented students.
A list of upcoming and recorded webinars on TIP programs and benefits, hosted by TIP staff.
Students qualify for the 7th Grade Talent Search by scoring at or above the 95th percentile on a grade-level standardized test. Enrollment provides benefits that last through the end of high school, including the opportunity to take the ACT or SAT, specialized publications, college prep advice, and access to educational programs.