Maumelle Middle School has announced the seventh-grade students who have been identified to participate in The Duke University Talent Identification Program. Through the talent search, thousands of seventh-grade students in the United States have been identified based on standardized test scores and invited to take the ACT or SAT alongside college-bound 11th- and 12-grade students. These are students who scored at or above the 95th percentile on a grade-level standardized test. Last year, more than 77,000 academically talented seventh graders accepted the invitation to participate in the Seventh-Grade Talent Search.
After taking the ACT or SAT, participants receive a results summary to help interpret their scores, gain an understanding of where they stand in relation to their gifted peers and determine what level of educational challenge is appropriate.
Duke TIP also provides participants with a variety of nationally recognized educational programs, suggestions to use their ability more effectively and publications and resources that help students learn more about valuable academic opportunities available to them and about the needs and interests of people like themselves.
Duke TIP Seventh-Grade Talent Search Coordinator Julie Bennington said, “Qualifying for the talent search is commendable and an honor. We’re pleased to welcome a new class of Seventh-Grade Talent Search participants and look forward to inspiring these students to reach their full academic potential in middle school and beyond.”