Duke TIP

WCPS Duke TIP Student Recognized
This is the image for the news article titled WCPS Duke TIP Student RecognizedHigh ACT Scores qualified Anna Kate Weeks, a Grantham Middle School seventh grade student, for state recognition in the Duke Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP). Miss Weeks was recognized this week by the Wayne County Board of Education for her achievement.

Each year, the Duke Talent Identification Program or “Duke TIP” identifies a group of academically talented students in the United States based on their exceptional grade-level standardized test scores. Only those who score at or above the 95th percentile qualify. Those students are invited to participate in the 7th Grade Talent Search and to take the ACT or SAT, which are designed for college-bound eleventh and twelfth graders.

After Ms. Week’s ACT scores were tallied, she qualified for “Duke TIP” state recognition because her test scores were in the top 25 percent of the talent search pool. She was recently recognized at a state ceremony held at East Carolina University.

“Miss Weeks has worked hard to excel academically, and we congratulate her for this outstanding accomplishment,” states Amy Williams, WCPS Academically or Intellectually Gifted Program Coordinator. “We hope that being awarded state recognition through this talent search helps Miss Weeks see her academic potential, and motivates her to continue challenging herself in all that she does.”

The largest program of its kind, the Duke TIP 7th Grade Talent Search helps families determine how advanced their students’ academic abilities truly are. Taking an above-grade-level test is an experience that allows gifted seventh graders to more accurately gauge their academic abilities and potential, as they need more advanced examinations than they find in their grade level. Since its inception in 1980, over 2.8 million students have participated in the Duke TIP talent search.
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