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How Are Students Nominated?

Only school principals or guidance counselors are certified to nominate students.  Any student who will complete the 7th, 8th or 9th grade at the conclusion of the 2017-2018 academic year and who scores at the 95th percentile or higher on a nationally standardized achievement exam qualifies for nomination.  The exam from which the qualifying score is drawn must have been administered in the previous academic year in order to reflect the student’s current aptitude.

In instances where schools have not administered a qualifying test during the most recent academic year or in instances where a nationally normed test is not employed by the state or school (such as MAP), students may be nominated on the basis of their GPA or IQ test results as described at the bottom of this page.  However, these results are not to be used in place of nationally standardized testing when such test results are regularly available.

Nomination packets are mailed to school counselors around the first of September. If your school is not on our mailing list, we would be glad to send them a packet and add them to our mailing list.

School principals or counselors may nominate any current 7th, 8th, or 9th grader who has scored at the 95th percentile or above in at least one area on a recognized and normed standardized achievement examination, such as the Iowa Test of Basic Skills, Texas Assessment of Academic Skills, Stanford Achievement Test, CTBS, and MAP. Since some states use different tests than these and other states no longer use standardized national exams, we will make accommodations to fit personal circumstances.

NOTE: Students who attended JBA last summer will NOT need to be nominated for the 2018 Joseph Baldwin Academy.

All nominations must be received on-line or postmarked by October 6, 2017 to qualify for application to the 2018 Joseph Baldwin Academy.

Please contact JBA at (660) 785-5406 or email tiacademies@truman.edu to receive your Joseph Baldwin Academy Nomination Packet or for any questions regarding the standardized test scores.

Our current list for Standardized Test scores are listed below:

ACT Aspire Student should score at the “exceeding” level, for the grade in which the test was administered, in one or more subject areas covered by the test.
CTBS 95% or above in any Academic Subject
CTP-4 95% or above in any Academic Subject
DAT 95% or above in any Academic Subject
ERB 95% or above in any Academic Subject
Explore 95% or above in any Academic Subject
FCAT Reading Scale Score
7th grade 389-500, 8th grade 394-500
Math Scale Score
7th grade 379-500, 8th grade 371-500
Iowa Test of Basic Skills 95% or above in any Academic Subject
ISTEP 95% or above in any Academic Subject
MAP 95% or above in any Academic Subject or Advanced
(if a percentile is not available, please contact us)
Metropolitan Achievement Test – MAT 8 95% or above in any Academic Subject
Minnesota Comprehensive Test 95% or above in any Academic Subject
MCT – Mississippi
Grade 7
Grade 8
Reading           Language       Mathematics
600                    605                  623
611                      609                  640
Ohio Proficiency Testing Advanced proficient in two or more academic areas (reading, writing, math or science)
OLSAT 95% or above in any Academic Subject
Smarter Balance Consortium ELA or Math Level 4 or Advanced
Stanford 9 & 10 95% or above in any Academic Subject area
(Language, Listening, Problem Solving & Study Skills fall under Academic Skills area and are not acceptable)
State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness
STARR – 7th grade
English – raw score 43 or above
Math – raw score 46 or above
State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness
STARR – 8th grade
English Language Arts
English I Reading: raw score 45 or above
English II Reading: raw score 45 or above
English III Reading: raw score 44 or above
Math
Algebra I: raw score 42 or above
Geometry I: raw score 40 or above
Algebra II: raw score 32 or above
Science
Biology: raw score 45 or above
Chemistry: raw score 43 or above
Physics: raw score 39 or above
Social Studies
World Geography: raw score 57 or above
World History: raw score 54 or above
US History: raw score 55 or above
Texas TAKS- 7th or 8th grades 7th grade
Reading: 932 or higher Scale Score
Mathematics: 929 or higher Scale Score
8th grade
Social Studies 2723 or higher
Science 2657 or higher
TCAP 95% or above in any Academic Subject
WISC-III 95% or above in any Academic Subject

You may ONLY use the following for students who do not have nationally standardized test scores, or due to testing in non-academic subjects with MAP in 5th & 6th grade:

GPA 3.75 – 4.0
I.Q. testing 125 or above = 95%

Not finding a score that fits your students?  Let us know and we’ll be happy to help with extenuating circumstances.