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    #164757 - 08/19/13 08:10 AM ? Lower qualification criteria for CTY
    Peter Offline

    Registered: 12/16/10
    Posts: 249
    Is it me or CTY lower its qualification criteria?

    John Hopkins (CTY)'s criteria for qualification for its program in 2nd grade SCAT seems 5 points lower this year. (15 points in 6th grade). I am not certain but admission standard MENSA seems lower than it used to.

    Appeal to the broader audience is a good thing but lowering the standard may hurt the reputation of the institution in the long run IMO.

    #164767 - 08/19/13 10:08 AM Re: ? Lower qualification criteria for CTY [Re: Peter]
    Dandy Offline

    Registered: 08/12/08
    Posts: 574
    That'd probably make for an interesting conversation with their admissions office. You should check with them directly -- they've always been receptive to any of our questions over the years.

    Perhaps they needed to bump the enrollment figures slightly to keep the sessions full? That's my guess.

    They already had to close one site this year -- Cal Lutheran -- and combine it with the Loyola Marymount site. Different age groups, but the move still enabled them to share admin overhead.
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    #164770 - 08/19/13 10:53 AM Re: ? Lower qualification criteria for CTY [Re: Peter]
    ljoy Offline

    Registered: 05/28/11
    Posts: 269
    How do the 2-6 criteria line up with the two levels of 7+? Is it possible they moved to include more 2-6 kids who would later qualify for the lower level of 7+?

    #164774 - 08/19/13 11:45 AM Re: ? Lower qualification criteria for CTY [Re: Peter]
    Val Offline

    Registered: 09/01/07
    Posts: 3294
    Loc: California
    Hmm. I don't know about the younger kids, but the scores for 8th grade are the same as when my DS took the test two years ago.

    #164843 - 08/20/13 08:39 AM Re: ? Lower qualification criteria for CTY [Re: Peter]
    Peter Offline

    Registered: 12/16/10
    Posts: 249
    SORRY. My mistake.

    I was comparing the cutoff for their Honor award 2 years ago and eligibility criteria for the program this year. The website was redesigned and the info was buried. Award cutoff reamins the same mostly in 2nd-6th grade too.


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