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Duke Talent Search

Kaygan Stone not pictured

4th Grader Taelyn Webb, 5th graders Layla Polk, Chloe Broussard, Brooks Gray, Emma Read, 6th graders Caden Belcher, Tinley Cable, Kaydence Lemons, Walker Strahan, Emma Reaves and 7th graders Kaygan Stone and Kasch Johnson at Montague ISD have been invited to join the Duke University Talent Identification Program’s prestigious 4th – 7th Grade Talent Search. Teachers of these students were Jesse Romine, Lila Keck, Denise Bell and Claudette Gray.

Each year, a select group of academically talented students in the United States are identified as academically gifted based on their grade-level standardized test scores at or above the 95th percentile. Those students are invited to participate in the 4th–6th Grade Talent Search and to take the optional PSAT 8/9, which is designed for eighth and ninth graders. 7th graders are invited to take the ACT or SAT, which are designed for college-bound eleventh and twelfth graders. Taking an above-grade-level test is an experience that allows these students to more accurately gauge their academic abilities and potential, as they need more advanced examinations than they find in their grade level.

Participants in the Talent Search also receive a variety of support services and gain access to research and other information about using their academic abilities more effectively.


About TIP: The Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) is a nonprofit educational organization that is recognized as a leader in identifying and serving the educational needs of academically gifted youth. Through identification, recognition, challenging educational programs, information, advocacy and research, Duke TIP provides resources to gifted students, their parents, educators, and schools to help gifted scholars reach their full academic potential. For more on Duke TIP talent searches, including qualification requirements for its 4th–6th Grade Talent Search and 7th Grade Talent Search, visit www.tip.duke.edu.