• Dear Parent:

     

    As you review your student’s assessment results, please be aware that his/her performance on KSA and/or MAP assessments may qualify him or her to participate in various talent search programs offered through universities around the country.  As a service to parents, we have highlighted a few such programs.  Please know that there is no obligation to participate, and no talent search program is recommended by or affiliated with the Blue Valley School District.  Please be aware that the criteria used to determine eligibility for these programs is not aligned with Kansas or Blue Valley’s gifted education eligibility process. 

     

    If you are interested in your child participating in one of these programs, websites including registration and/or application process required by the university and qualifying scores are provided below.  Any additional costs related to assessments or participation in summer programs are at parent expense. 

     

    DUKE TALENT IDENTIFICATION PROGRAM (Duke University) – PSMS – 300369 - KK

    General Information

    http://www.tip.duke.edu/node/238 and http://www.tip.duke.edu/node/240

    Eligibility Criteria

    KSA Math – 96th Percentile   OR   KSA Reading – 95th Percentile

    MAP Math or Reading – 95th Percentile

    Additional Testing

    ACT or SAT

    Eligibility Information

    http://www.tip.duke.edu/node/966

    FAQ

    http://www.tip.duke.edu/node/984

    To Register

    https://apply.tip.duke.edu/

    Email Contact

    http://www.tip.duke.edu/node/27

    Phone Contact

    919.668.9100

     

    BELIN-BLANK EXCEPTIONAL STUDENT TALENT SEARCH (The University of Iowa)

    General Information

    http://www.education.uiowa.edu/belinblank/Students/BESTS/7-9.aspx

    Eligibility Criteria

    KSA Math or Reading – 95th Percentile   OR   MAP Math or Reading – 95th Percentile

    Additional Testing

    ACT

    Eligibility Information

    http://www.education.uiowa.edu/belinblank/Students/BESTS/FAQ/special.aspx (question #1)

    FAQ

    http://www.education.uiowa.edu/belinblank/Students/BESTS/FAQ/

    To Register

    Click on the registration link on the page about the program for 7th Grade

    Email Contact

    belinblank@uiowa.edu

    Phone Contact

    319.335.6148

     

    CENTER FOR TALENTED YOUTH (Johns Hopkins University)

    General Information

    http://cty.jhu.edu/talent/index.html

    Eligibility Criteria

    KSA Math or Reading – Exemplary   OR   MAP Math or Reading – 95th Percentile

    Additional Testing

    ACT or SAT

    Eligibility Information

    http://cty.jhu.edu/talent/about/who.html

    FAQ

    http://cty.jhu.edu/talent/ask.html

    To Register

    http://cty.jhu.edu/talent/enroll/

    Email Contact

    ctyinfo@jhu.edu

    Phone Contact

    410.735.6220

     

    MIDWEST ACADEMIC TALENT SEARCH (Northwestern University)

    General Information

    http://www.ctd.northwestern.edu/numats/

    Eligibility Criteria

    KSA Math or Reading – 95th Percentile   OR   MAP Math or Reading – 95th Percentile

    Additional Testing

    ACT or SAT

    Eligibility Information

    http://www.ctd.northwestern.edu/numats/program/eligibility/?tag=Parents

    FAQ

    http://www.ctd.northwestern.edu/numats/program/faq/

    To Register

    http://www.ctd.northwestern.edu/numats/register/

    Email Contact

    numats@ctd.northwestern.edu

    Phone Contact

    847.491.3782 extension 3

    Please contact your guidance counselor if you have any questions regarding interpretation of your child’s scores.