Baylor TIP

Baylor TIP

We are thrilled to officially launch the Baylor TIP program this fall. Visit our Sign Up page to ensure you are on our e-mail list.

The Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development is thrilled to launch Baylor Talent Identification Program (TIP). Baylor TIP offers above-grade-level assessments for students in Grades 4 and 5 and Grades 7 and 8. Read more about the new initiative!

Mission

To identify exceptional talent in STEM and the humanities and provide world-class learning opportunities commensurate with students’ exceptional potential.

Goals

  • Provide transformative learning opportunities to precollegiate students in the areas of STEM and the humanities.
  • Identify and recruit diverse students from Texas and surrounding areas with the ability, interest, and motivation to achieve at exceptional levels.
  • Prepare precollegiate students for exceptional achievement by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment in a caring environment. 

Talent Search Process

  • Register for and take the above-level the College Readiness Assessment (CRA) or the Indicator of Academic Readiness (IAR). Tests can be taken online or in paper form.
  • After taking the assessment, students will receive a detailed score report that includes educational recommendations.
  • All students who qualify for Baylor TIP are eligible to participate in enrichment and accelerated learning opportunities offered by the Center, including University for Young People (UYP). 
  • Students will be honored in a recognition ceremony, which will be held in May each year.

Fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-grade students will take either the CRA 8/9 or IAR 8/9 exam. Seventh- and eighth-grade students will take either the CRA or IAR exam.

Registration

Individual students who are interested in taking an above-level test will register through this website. All individual students will take the assessment online at their convenience. It is web-based, so no special software is needed.

School district administrators who are interested in assessing multiple students should contact baylortip@baylor.edu for more information.

Upcoming Baylor TIP Information Sessions for School District Administrators/Educators

Click the session you would like to attend and fill out the form to sign up.

Monday, September 19 at 1:00–2:00

Wednesday, September 21 at 3:00–4:00

We will email a zoom link after you have registered.

Upcoming Baylor TIP Information Sessions for Parents

Click the session you would like to attend and fill out the form to sign up.

Session 1: Thursday, September 22 at 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. (FULL)

Session 2: Thursday, September 29 at 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

We will email a zoom link after you have registered.

Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development

School of Education

Marrs McLean Science Building #312
Waco, TX 76798-7301

(254) 710-2171

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