In 7th grade most of us weren’t thinking about the ACT or SAT; but recently 81 middle school students across the Frenship School District weren’t only thinking about these college readiness exams, they were taking them!
The testing these students participated in was through the Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP). According to the program’s website, Duke TIP is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving academically gifted and talented youth. Duke TIP works with students, their families, and educators to identify, recognize, challenge, engage, and help students reach their highest potential.
Out of the 81 students who took the exams, 42 of them received State Recognition. To receive the State Recognition Award, students had to score at or above the national average of recent high school graduates on at least one part of the ACT or the SAT. These students are invited to attend a special recognition ceremony held at a university in Texas later this year.
Not only did FISD have State Recognized students for the Duke TIP testing but two students also received Grand Recognition for their outstanding scores. To receive the Grand Recognition Award, students had to score at or better than 90 percent of recent high school graduates who tested on at least one part of the ACT or the SAT. These students are invited to a special recognition ceremony at Duke University.