DUKE TIP 7th grade
7th grade students that ranked in the 95th percentile or higher nationally on subsections of standardized achievement tests taken in their 6th grade year, qualified for the 7th grade Duke University Talent Identification Program. They receive a letter invitation in the fall of their 7th grade year and have the opportunity to join Duke and take the SAT or ACT in December or January of the same school year.
For more info call 919-668-9100 or go to www.tip.duke.edu
Helpful Hints & Frequently Asked Questions
The decision to join the Duke TIP 7th grade program gives students a chance to experience the SAT or ACT early. The Duke TIP information specifically states that they do not recommend excessive prep for these young students. Review of the prep guide booklet provided should be adequate and prove helpful in alleviating concerns, misconceptions and possible anxiety.
The cost of Duke TIP registration includes registration for one SAT or one ACT testing administration.
Which test should I choose? Most 7th grade Duke TIP students take the SAT. The SAT is a "reasoning test"; designed to measure a student’s critical thinking skills and ability to problem solve in three sections reading, writing and math. The ACT is an achievement test that is designed to measure current level of knowledge in four areas; reading, grammar, math, science etc.
Taking these tests in 7th grade is “low stakes”. These scores do not go on their permanent SAT/ACT score list. They remain with Duke TIP and are purely for the enrichment, experience and information of the students and his/her family.For more info call 919-668-9100 or go to www.tip.duke.edu