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Through SAT-10 scores, students qualify for gifted children program
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 02, 2011 17:29 PM

While the majority of students in the U.S. take standardized tests in order to see how they match up against their peers, some schools choose to use the exams as a way to distinguish the gifted children from the rest of the group.

Through the help of the Stanford Achievement Test, Hendersonville Christian Academy, located in Tennessee, was able to determine which students excelled above the rest, qualifying the gifted children for the Duke University Talent Identification Program, according to the Tennessean.

In order to qualify for the program, the news provider reports that students must score in the 95th percentile or above on a form of standardized exam. Approximately nine elementary school children and six middle school students from the Academy were able to qualify for the talent search.

Once children are accepted into this program, they are given higher levels of standardized tests, that are typically reserved for high school students, in order to determine exactly how advanced they are.

According to the program's website, the nonprofit organization was incepted in 1980 and has helped more than 1.9 million students.