Baylor Tip

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.

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 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.

To qualify for recognition as a Baylor TIP Scholar, a student must have scored in the top 50th percentile on the previous year's STAAR test, been accepted to a district's gifted and talented program, or be recommended by an educator as a student with potential for performing at a high level.

Fourth- and fifth-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

Registration will open in January 2022. Individual students who are interested in taking an above-level test will register through this website. School district administrators who are interested in assessing multiple students should contact baylortip@baylor.edu for more information.

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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