Last year, almost 100,000 7th and 8th graders took the SAT along with high school students to be eligible for two special competitions: the Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP) and the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY). Students in the 7th and 8th grades are encouraged to take the SAT by January of that school year and submit their scores to Duke University or Johns Hopkins University. If their scores are high enough, students will be recognized on either the state or the national level through an awards ceremony. In addition, high scorers can win admission and scholarships to these two programs, as well as access to a variety of other educational programs and resources.
Get A Head Start On High School
Many parents choose to enroll their middle school children in these competitions simply to give their child a head start in preparing for the SAT and PSAT exams, which are the most important tests a student will take in high school. In addition to potentially qualifying students for prestigious programs like Duke TIP or CTY, taking “above level” standardized tests gives students valuable test taking experience, which can help students when they begin taking these exams for the purpose of college admission. When you take the SAT in middle school, the scores are automatically removed from your record before you enter high school (unless you request otherwise). So there is no need to worry about colleges later seeing your SAT score from middle school.
Testmasters offers the best 7th Grade SAT Prep
Every year, over 200 seventh and eighth graders take specialized SAT courses from Testmasters in preparation for these middle school competitions. Many of them continue to work with Testmasters over the next five years by enrolling in the Platinum Exam Club. As a result, when these students reach the 11th and 12th grades, they tend to score extremely high on their SAT and PSAT. To help 7th and 8th graders prepare for the Duke TIP Program, Testmasters runs SAT preparation courses throughout the year.
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Our 7th and 8th graders take our full length Testmasters SAT course. Most locations offer our full length classroom course as well as the Testmasters SAT online courses, private 1-on-1 courses, or tutoring. Testmasters can also offer custom group courses in any location.