Information for Parents
Baylor TIP’s mission is to identify exceptional talent in STEM and the humanities and provide world-class learning opportunities commensurate with students’ exceptional potential. Baylor TIP focuses on both the identification of talent through our assessments and the opportunity to develop talents and interests through customized educational recommendations and out-of-school programs.
The Baylor TIP Information Letter for Parents 2022 is available for download. Please feel free to share it with other parents whose child may qualify for our talent search.
Qualifications Needed to Take the Baylor TIP Assessments
Students qualify to take our above-level assessments through any one of three avenues:
- score in the top 25% on one or more subtest of a state or national standardized exam (local norms are recommended but not required),
- be formally identified as gifted or talented by a district, or
- be recommended by a teacher, administrator, and/or parent.
Identifying Student Talent
The first step of the talent search is to identify student talent. Baylor TIP offers four above-level assessments. Students who are qualified to take the assessments will select one of the following to complete:
- College Readiness Assessment (CRA) for Grades 7–8,
- College Readiness Assessment 8/9 (CRA 8/9) for Grades 4–5,
- Indicator of Academic Readiness (IAR) for Grades 7–8, or
- Indicator of Academic Readiness 8/9 (IAR 8/9) for Grades 4–5.
Registering for a Baylor TIP Assessment
Parents can register their students individually at any time on our website. The testing window to be considered for our May Recognition Ceremony is October 1–February 28 of each year. Students who are registered individually by parents take the assessment online at own home.
After testing, students will receive a detailed score report with their results, as well as educational recommendations. Once students are a part of Baylor TIP, they are eligible to participate in our educational programs through Grade 12. To have a full perspective of students' strengths, we ask that students test once during Grades 4–5 and once again during Grades 7–8.
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.(CLOSED)
Session 2: Thursday, September 29 at 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. (CLOSED)
Session 3: Wednesday, October 19 at 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. (CLOSED)
Session 4: Thursday, November 3 at 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. (CLOSED)