Temple: Duke TIP Recognizes Middle School Students

By: Yvonne Ramirez Email
By: Yvonne Ramirez Email

TEMPLE (May 3, 2013)--More than 41 middle school students from Temple ISD have qualified for the 2012-2013 Duke Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP).

To qualify for the regional academic programs, Texas students must attain a near-perfect score on one or more TAKS tests completed in 5th or 6th grade, or meet another measure of qualification on a standardized test.

“We are very proud of these Duke TIP students,” Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Bobby Ott said.

The Duke TIP’s 7th grade talent search identifies academically talented students based on standardized test scores achieved while attending elementary or middle school.

Candidates are invited to take the ACT or SAT, allowing them greater insight into their academic abilities.

“These students accentuate the highest of intellectual abilities,” Ott said. “TISD values advanced academics and these numbers validate the hard work of our students, parents, and the district’s aggressive approach to student identification.”

TISD was led by Bonham Middle School with three students qualifying for state recognition based on SAT test scores.

Duke TIP provides resources to gifted students, their parents, and educators to help in the development of the student’s optimal educational potential.

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