Duke TIP 7th Grade Talent Search
Duke University’s Talent Identification Program (TIP) 7th Grade Talent Search identifies academically talented 7th graders based on standardized test scores achieved while attending elementary or middle school. Candidates are then invited to take the SAT or the ACT as 7th graders, which allows them greater insight into their academic abilities. In addition, they gain valuable benefits and resources for bright students. Now in its 34th year, Duke TIP's 7th Grade Talent Search is the largest program of its kind in the nation, representing participation from 6,000 junior high and middle schools in the Duke TIP 16-state region. Over 2 million students have participated in the Talent Search since its beginning in 1980. OCMS has been participating in this program for over 20 years.