CTY Testing Pilot Study

My child previously participated in Talent Search but didn’t qualify. Can we submit scores for program participation?
 Yes. Students who did not receive a qualifying score on a traditional Talent Search test but who have qualifying scores on one of the accepted tests taken ...
Thu, Jul 1, 2021 at 5:16 PM
What details should parents share or upload to have their child included in the testing pilot study?
On the online program application, parents must select the test for which they are submitting scores and upload a copy of the score report. Learn more.
Thu, Mar 18, 2021 at 9:30 AM
What grade must a student be in to participate in the testing pilot study?
Students grades 2-12 are able to gain eligibility through the pilot as long as their scores and tests meet our guidelines. Learn more. 
Thu, Jul 1, 2021 at 5:23 PM
What is considered an acceptable score report? I have a printed copy from my child’s school portal; will you accept this as an official report?
Copies of official score reports or online score reports from the school or test provider are acceptable. Yes, a copy printed from the school portal is acce...
Thu, Mar 18, 2021 at 9:32 AM
What is the duration of the CTY testing pilot study?
The pilot will run from February 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022, at which point CTY researchers will study the results of the pilot and, eventually, make recomme...
Thu, Jul 1, 2021 at 5:26 PM
What scores will CTY accept for the testing pilot study?
We are accepting scores in the 98th percentile on nearly 50 tests. Please see our website for the complete list of accepted tests and score requirements.  
Thu, Jan 27, 2022 at 4:13 PM
Why is CTY abandoning its Talent Search and lowering the bar for its program qualifications by holding a testing pilot study?
CTY is not abandoning its Talent Search model or lowering the bar for program qualification. To participate in advanced CTY-level courses, students must sti...
Mon, Feb 1, 2021 at 10:49 AM
Will my child be able to take another CTY course after the testing pilot study ends?
Yes. Students who qualify through the pilot will retain program eligibility through high school.
Thu, Jul 1, 2021 at 5:30 PM
Will scores accepted through the pilot qualify my child for courses at the CTY level only, or may they also take advanced CTY-level courses?
All eligibility in the pilot is CTY-level eligibility. Students seeking Advanced CTY eligibility should take the SCAT or STB test through our Talent Search.
Mon, Feb 1, 2021 at 10:51 AM
Will we need to pay a Talent Search application fee to participate in the new testing pilot study?
No. Talent Search is entirely distinct from this testing pilot. Students seeking eligibility for an online learning course do not need to complete a Talent ...
Thu, Jul 1, 2021 at 5:31 PM