Pictured here at the
Johns Hopkins University
Young Talent Search Awards
In the first half of 2009...
Alex took part in the Johns Hopkins University
All 50 States in the United States participate, as well as
118 other countries around the world.
The requirements for participation
in the testing is to be in the gifted range
through either performance or IQ testing.
The J.H.U. testing is done with the child
in a controlled setting at a special testing center.
There, the child answers questions on
Comprehension and Quantitative Reasoning on a computer.
From there, only the Extremely or Profoundly Gifted
score high enough to be awarded the J.H.U. award.
Alex scored high enough to receive the
award in both categories
(Comprehension / Quantitative Reasoning).
But it gets even better.......
essentially, figuring out how to
apply math to a word problem...
the children were given 50 problems
and 22 minutes to complete them.
Alex walked out of the testing in 8 minutes.
We were worried that maybe Alex had rushed
and hadn't double checked his answers.
Alex had gotten every single one correct...
however, we hadn't realized the significance of his score
until we had gone to the ceremony on 11-07-09.
Remember, this was highly gifted math for 3rd graders...
many grades ahead of 3rd grade.
We looked at the program guide...
Alex was to get a special second award
for Top Of The Nation in Quantitative Reasoning.
in the 3rd grade in all of the United States
to have scored in the uppermost percentile.
This placed him in the most
gifted of all the gifted children.
Those whom had received the first award are...
Alex was in the 99.99 percentile - one in 10,000...
Positive Reinforcement in all things and at all times
Intellectual and Physical Stimuli
Parental guidance through study...
explain fundamental concepts