The Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development launched the Baylor Talent Identification Program (TIP) in 2021. Baylor TIP offers above-grade-level assessments for students in Grades 4-6 and Grades 7 and up.. Read more about the initiative!
To identify exceptional talent in STEM and the humanities and provide world-class learning opportunities commensurate with students’ exceptional potential.
- 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 mentorship in a caring environment.
Talent Search Process
- Register for and take the online, above-level Indicator of Academic Readiness (IAR)
- After taking the assessment, students will receive a detailed score report that includes educational recommendations.
- All students who are admitted to 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 the IAR 8/9 exam. Seventh- and eighth-grade students will take the IAR exam.
The suggested timeline is included below.
Baylor TIP's talent development process for students is shown below.
Baylor TIP's offerings for accepted students are shown below.
Individual students who are interested in taking an above-level test will register here. 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 email@example.com for more information. They can also begin the registration process by registering here.