Northwest NEWS

October 4, 1999

School

Johns Hopkins talent search

   The Johns Hopkins University's IAAY talent search offers an objective assessment of highly-able students' math and verbal reasoning abilities and opportunities for them to be recognized and rewarded.

   Seventh and eighth graders take the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT I), and fifth and sixth graders are also invited to participate in their own young students talent search, taking the plus academic abilities assessment (PLUS).

   In addition to feedback about abilities, entering the Talent Searches opens opportunities for special events at the University of Washington and the University of Puget Sound, a number of summer programs, and information about other ways students can find meaningful challenges.

   Eligibility is based on students scoring in the 97th percentile or higher on nationally standardized achievement or aptitude tests. Informational meetings will be held Oct. 12, at 7pm, in Architecture Hall, room 147, UW; and in Bellevue, Oct. 19, at 7pm at Stevenson Elementary School, 14220 NE 8th St., Bellevue.

   For additional information, please contact the Halbert Robinson Center for the Study of Capable Youth, (206) 543-4160, or access the talent search website at http://www.jhu.edu/~gifted/.