TIP Blog: Parents and Educators

Should my child retest? Scores can go in two directions

February 2, 2018

Soumya’s parents just looked at her SAT scores online and found that she only needed ten more points on her math score to qualify for a prestigious gifted program. Determined to help their daughter however they can, they enroll her in an afterschool tutoring program (more on test prep). Soumya retakes the SAT and when… Read More »

State Policy and Gifted Education: Where Do You and Your Child Fit In?

January 31, 2018

Imagine this scenario: two students both test above their grade level and have similar scores in math and reading. Now, imagine that only one of these students is identified as gifted by their school. The student who is identified as gifted is then exposed to programming with unique opportunities, while the other student follows his… Read More »

And, Or, and Mean: What Multiple Criteria Means and How it can be Implemented

January 23, 2018

Multiple criteria for identification can be a double-edged sword. TIP's Research Staff break down three possible implementations of multiple criteria for identification and weigh the advantages and limitations of each. Read More »

Personalized Learning: The Next Big Thing in Gifted Education?

January 23, 2018

What is “personalized learning,” and why could this approach matter to your gifted student? Here are four quick facts to help you understand more about this educational method. Read More »

Special Summer Studies Program Admissions Episode of the Duke TIP Podcast

January 16, 2018

Do you have questions about course selection, waitlists, or financial aid? A Duke TIP admissions officer joins us with lots of great advice on how to fill out the perfect Summer Studies Program application. Applications for the 2018 sessions of TIP’s popular Summer Studies Program open January 22 for qualifying 8th-10th graders and March 21 for… Read More »

Should my child retest?

December 21, 2017

Scores can go in two directions:  Soumya’s parents just looked at her SAT scores online and found that she only needed ten more points on her math score to qualify for a prestigious gifted program. Determined to help their daughter however they can, they enroll her in an after school tutoring program (more on test… Read More »

The Duke TIP Podcast Episode 6: Dr. Matt Makel

November 29, 2017

Dr. Matt Makel, TIP's Director of Research, tells us about his new book, From Giftedness to Gifted Education, describing his research's impact on TIP's educational programs and diving into the benefits of ability grouping and academic acceleration. Read More »

Ask the Experts: Underachieving Gifted Students

November 7, 2017

TIP’s Gifted Education Specialist, Rick Courtright, responds to a parent who asks for resources to help her motivate her underachieving gifted student. Read More »