The ACT Test- assesses high school students’ general educational development and their ability to complete college-work with gifted children in physics performance work. Eligible students typically function in the 95th percentile. Athlone IT, Galway-Mayo IT and Letterkenny IT. The Centre was established in 1992 and has seen more than 30,000 students through its doors.
Qualification Young people who wish to take part in the programmes on offer at CTYI, must first establish their eligibility through assessment. Eligibility can be found in a number of different ways. Psychological Evaluation Psychological evaluation gives a more comprehensive assessment of not only the possibility of high ability, but also of learning disabilities. A Note on Standardised Testing Primary schools regularly use standardised assessment tests to measure a student’s performance. Examples of such tests include, the Drumcondra tests, Sigma-T and Micra-T. It is generally accepted that out of level testing is the most appropriate way to assess the academic potential of high ability children.
This involves administering a standardised test that is geared for children 2-3 years older than the child being assessed. Nature of the courses The courses typically present material at a pace and level above that which students are used to at school. Courses are designed to challenge and stimulate new interests. Students will learn about their chosen subject from an instructor who is currently studying at PhD level or works in that field and are therefore at the cutting edge of developments in the area. Students will also be challenged to think in different ways, through the courses at CTYI.