DUKE TIP 7 TH G R A D E T A L E N T S E A R C H 2014-2015 ELIGIBILITY Be in seventh grade. Meet test requirements of: 2013 FCAT 2.0: 5th grade: Reading > 256, Math > 256, Science > 419 2014 FCAT 2.0: 6th grade: score at or above 95th percentile • Paper application: “HCPS Qualified” on line 14 (other) in Section 9. Do not bubble a %. • OR • A standard score of 125 or above on an IQ test in the last two years. • • • • • WHY DUKETIP? • The Duke TIP 7th Grade Talent Search helps educators and families determine how advanced their students’ academic abilities truly are. • Above-level testing at least two years above a student's current grade offers gifted students and their families a far better understanding of how the student compares to his or her gifted peers and what level of educational challenge is appropriate. ENROLLMENT IN DUKETIP • Apply online: https://apply.tip.duke.edu/ OR • Apply with a paper application and send to: 2015 7th Grade Talent Search Duke University TIP Box 90781 Durham, NC 27708-0781 MULRENNAN ORIENTATION • On October 21st, Tuesday, Mulrennan Math and Reading Tutors are holding a student orientation at 8:00am – 8:30am in room 409. Students need to be present at orientation to register for tutorials. • Mulrennan will then hold 12, one-hour tutoring sessions from October through December before school. Dates to come at orientation. • Students that attend orientation can participate online and in person at Mulrennan for tutoring. • Tutors are Mrs. Hernandez for Reading and Ms. Lee for Mathematics. SAT ONLINE PRACTICE • www.satonlinecourseschool.com • Mulrennan’s code: mlr594 • Full access to 18 interactive lessons, 10 official fulllength SAT practice exams, hundreds of practice questions, personalized score reports, automated essay scoring, sample student essays, and detailed answer explanations including why answers are “right” or “wrong”. • If your child is under the age of 13, please sign the Official SAT Online Course Parental Consent Form and Return it to Mrs. Welsh in Guidance or Mrs. Hernandez, Reading Coach. ENROLLMENT DEADLINES Test Test Dates Paper App. Deadlines Online App. • SAT 12/6/14 10/1/14 10/21/14 • ACT 12/13/14 10/1/14 10/21/14 • SAT 1/24/15 11/4/14 12/9/14 • ACT 2/7/15 11/4/14 12/9/14 TEST CONTENT ACT • 3 - 3.5 hours long • 4 sections- English, Mathematics, Reading, & Science • 36 possible points on each section SAT • 3 hours & 45 minutes long • 3 sections• Critical Reading, Mathematics, & Writing (includes essay) • 800 possible points on each section SCHOOL ID AND TEST LOCATION CODES • Duke TIP School ID (section 6 of paper application): Mulrennan 214321 – EA • Test Selection (section 8 of paper application): The available test centers in your area are listed at www.tip.duke.edu/7testcenters. Select only one test and one test date. Indicate your first and second choice of test center locations on this date. CODES FOR TESTING LOCATIONS ACT on 12/13/14 or 2/7/15 • Durant HS (207190) • Plant City HS (209110) SAT on 12/6/14 or 1/24/15 • Durant HS (10561) • Plant City HS (10560) FEES • Enrollment fee is $75.00. • Students that receive free/reduced lunch can fill out a written free grant request form, or show written verification of free/reduced lunch and pay $30.00. • Fee covers the cost of the ACT or SAT & other talent search benefits through 11th grade year. • Go to www.tip.duke.edu/7ssd for more information on fees and enrollment info. FEE GRANT REQUESTS • Submit the fee grant request by one of the following methods: • Email: [email protected] • Fax: (919) 668-9139 • Mail: Duke TIP 7th Grade Talent Search Fee Grant, 300 Fuller Street, Durham, NC 27701 SAT REMINDERS What students should bring: • Admission Ticket • Duke Talent Search Identification Form • School ID • Two sharpened #2 pencils • A good eraser • Approved calculator on website (graphic and scientific calculator recommended) • Snacks for outside of testing room. SPANISH ASSISTANCE • www.tip.duke/7guide • For Spanish language assistance, contact Traci Guidry (512)473-8400 or email [email protected] • Brochures are available in Spanish. BY PARTICIPATING IN DUKETIP Students receive: • Educational Resource Handbook • Educational Opportunity Guide & College Guide • Merit Packet • Recognition at Mulrennan’s 7th grade End of Year Banquet • Invitation to Hillsborough County Scholars Summer Academy • SAT scores at the State level will receive an invitation to Duke’s recognition ceremonies in FL or Duke University to receive an award. Students can also qualify for TIP’s Summer Studies Programs based on scores.