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Practice Tests

Hundreds of free practice tests available.  Everything from ACT/SAT, MCAT, LSAT, to postal exams, and much more!


2022 Reading Challenge

Want a fun way to expand your horizons?  Challenge yourself (and others) to this reading challenge and find books you may night have discovered on your own!

December Kindess Calendar

Ideas for simple acts of kindess during the month of December - or any month

Learning About the Online Group for Gifted Teens  Lisa Van Gemert/GiftedGuru.com

Request for Gifted Students in Grades 3 - 6 for Survey for Research Study Regarding Covid-19 Pandemic Gifted Education Practices
Johns Hopkins University and University of Cincinnati researchers are asking any gifted student in grades 3 - 6 to participate in a 20-minute survey.  They are looking to understand the type of instruction that was provided during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Survey closes on May 1, 2021

Why Top Students Don't Get Into Top Colleges   SusanGoodkin
Free webinar offered February 13 & February 21, 2021   Learn what mistakes to avoid (starting in 8th grade) regarding curriculum, testing, extracurricular activities, and college applications.  Click link above to register.

Financial Literacy Basics for Students Approaching College annuity.org/financial-literacy/students
For students approacing college:  when to fill out a FAFSA, student loans, merti based scholarships, planning for life after college

Save the children.  Read.  Log.  Help.  savethechildren.org/read
Join us for 100 days of reading.  Every minute of reading you log helps give books and educational materials to kids in the US who have non -- making you a hero!

Gifted Quotes Various/Goodreads.com

Common Data Set for College Information

Maize Gifted Educator Leigh Johnson shares information on comparing colleges during the college search process 

A Few Words For Juniors in High School

Maize Gifted Educator Leigh Johnson shares experience with high school juniors in "Some Thoughts, 

Things to Think About, and Timelines to Watch"

NGSS Accelerated Model Course Pathways
Achieve today released the NGSS Accelerated Model Course Pathways, a resource to guide teachers and schools on how to organize the standards' performance expectations into a compressed time frame.  The tool includes three course maps that give examples of how to reorganize material and expectations to ensure that students who enter an accelerated pathway later than their accelerated peers don't have any knowledge gaps.

Center for Talent Development Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University is an accredited learning center and research facility that has been serving gifted students, families and educators for years - changing the whole idea of learning.  

Davidson Institute for Talent DevelopmentThe David Institute for Talent Development formed in 1999,  the Davidson Institute is a 501(c)3 private operating foundation funded by  Bob and Jan Davidson. Their mission is to recognize, nurture and support profoundly intelligent young people and to provide opportunities for them to develop their talents to make a positive difference