Achievement at the 95th percentile or higher on one or more subtests of a nationally normed standardized test
Achievement at advanced levels on state tests, designated as advanced proficiency, distinguished, honors, or gifted
Students who do not have standardized test scores may use parent nomination. The parent nomination is NOT to be used for students who have scores below the 95th percentile but only for those students with NO test scores who demonstrate superior academic performance.
Talent Search accepts tests and subtests that measure mathematical and verbal reasoning ability. Since many tests have a wide variety of subtests, and these subtests' names change, the following guidelines can help you identify acceptable subtests:
Acceptable types of tests or subtests include those that look for reasoning.
Examples of key words in acceptable test/subtest names include:
Unacceptable tests or subtests are those that are NOT reasoning.
Examples of key words indicating tests or subtests that are not acceptable include: