Application Process

We understand applications on top of the testing you have already had done while you are in need of support is a lot to ask. We have done our best to streamline the process as much as possible.

Your privacy is extremely important to us. Once our committee has reviewed your family’s application, your information is destroyed. We never give membership lists to any third party.

Once your family is part of the TPPG family, you are members for life and the entire family will enjoy the benefits of membership. Our events are family events and all members of the family are invited.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. If you haven’t had testing done, you will find a convenient list of testing professionals recommended by our families located here. We do not endorse these professionals, it is merely a courtesy.

You may download and fill out the application here: TPPG_Application

Qualification Criteria

 

As part of the application process please submit scores from one of the following tests:

  • Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales – Fifth Edition (SB5)
  • Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children – Fourth or Fifth Edition (WISC-IV or WISC-V)
  • Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence – Fourth Edition (WPPSI-IV)
  • Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Cognitive Abilities – Third Normative Update of Fourth Edition (WJ-III NU or WJ-IV Cog)
  • Differential Ability Scales – Second Edition (DAS-III)
  • Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement – Second or Third Edition (KTEA – II or KTEA – 3)
  • Wechsler Individual Achievement Test – Third Edition (WIAT – III)
  • Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Achievement – Third Normative Update or Fourth Edition (WJ-III or WJ-IV Ach)
  • SAT
  • ACT
  • PSAT 8/9

Individually-Administered Intelligence Tests

Test Name Minimum Score Guidelines
Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales – Fifth 
Edition (SB5)

Standard score 145+ on at least one of the following:

  • Verbal
  • Nonverbal
  • Full Scale
Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children – Fourth Edition 
(WISC-IV)

Standard score 145+ on at least one of the following:

  • Verbal Comprehension
  • Perceptual Reasoning
  • General Ability Index (GAI)
  • Full Scale
Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children – Fifth Edition 
(WISC-V)

Standard score 145+ on at least one of the following:

  • Full Scale IQ Score (FSIQ)
  • General Ability Index (GAI)
  • Expanded General Ability Index (EGAI)
  • Nonverbal Index (NVI)
  • Verbal Expanded Crystallized Index (VECI)
  • Expanded Fluid Index (EFI)
Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence – 
Fourth Edition (WPPSI-IV)

Standard score 145+ on at least one of the following:

  • General Ability Index (GAI)
  • Full Scale
  • Nonverbal

OR at least two of the following: 

  • Verbal Comprehension
  • Visual Spatial
  • Fluid Reasoning
Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Cognitive Abilities – Third 
Normative Update or Fourth Edition (WJ-III NU or WJ-IV Cog)

Standard score 145+ on

  • General Intellectual Ability (GIA)
Differential Ability Scales – Second Edition (DAS-II) 

Standard Score 145+ on at least one of the following:

  • Verbal Ability
  • Nonverbal Reasoning
  • General Conceptual Ability

 

Individually-Administered Achievement Tests

Test Name Minimum Score Guidelines
Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement – 
Second or Third Edition (KTEA-II or KTEA-3)

Standard score 145+ on at least two of the following: 

  • Reading Composite
  • Math Composite
  • Written Language Composite
  • Comprehensive Achievement Composite
Wechsler Individual Achievement Test – Third 
Edition (WIAT – III) 

Standard score 145+ on at least two of the following: 

  • Total Reading Composite
  • Mathematics Composite
  • Written Expression Composite
  • Total Achievement Composite
Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Achievement – 
Third Normative Update or Fourth Edition (WJ-III NU or WJ-IV Ach)

Standard score 145+ on at least two of the following: 

  • Broad Reading
  • Broad Math
  • Broad Written Language
  • Total Achievement

Talent Search/College Placement Tests
For tests administered during the summer (May-August), scores are compared to the grade that the student was enrolled in the spring. For example, if a student takes a test in June after completing Grade 6, the scores would be compared to Grade 6. If that same student took a test in August, the scores would still be compared to Grade 6.

Test Name Minimum Score Guidelines
SAT 

 

SAT Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8 Grade 9 Grade 10
EBRW 620 640 690 730 750
Math 630 660 710 750 780
Total 1250 1300 1400 1480 1530

Must meet or exceed on at least two of the scores listed above.

ACT 

 

ACT Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8 Grade 9 Grade 10
English 27 28 31 33 34
Math 26 27 31 33 34
Reading 28 29 31 33 34
Science Reasoning 25 27 30 32 33
Composite 25 27 30 32 33

Must meet or exceed on at least three of the scores listed above.

 

PSAT 8/9   

 

PSAT 8/9 Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6
EBRW 440 500 560 600
Math 450 470 500 570
Total 870 940 1040 1140

Must meet or exceed on at least two of the scores listed above.