Natasha Peri, an 11-year-old Indian-American girl has been appreciated as one of the brightest students on the planet by a top US university for her merits in the SAT and ACT standardised tests. Both the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) and American College Testing (ACT) are standardised tests that many colleges use to decide whether to accept a student for admission. In some cases, companies and non-profits also use these scores to bestow merit-based scholarships. All colleges need students to take either the SAT or the ACT and submit their scores to their prospective universities.
Peri, a student at Thelma L Sandmeier Elementary School in New Jersey, has been bestowed for her outstanding achievements on the SAT, ACT, or similar assessment taken as part of the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) Talent Search, a statement said on Monday.
She was one of about 19,000 students from 84 nations who joined CTY in the 2020-21 Talent Search year. CTY uses above-grade-level testing to recognise advanced students from around the world and furnish a clear view of their true academic abilities.
Peri took the Johns Hopkins Talent Search exam in Spring 2021, when she was in Grade 5. Her results in the verbal and quantitative sections matched with the 90th percentile of advanced Grade 8 performance.
She successfully achieved Johns Hopkins CTY “High Honors Awards”.
“This inspires me to do more,” Peri said, adding that doodling and reading J R R Tolkien’s novels may have worked for her.
As part of Johns Hopkins strategy, granular reports are not disaggregated by age or race. Likewise, it is left to the guardian to reveal the genious’s name. Within the US, laureates come from all 50 US states.
Less than 20 percent of CTY Talent Search partakers are certified for CTY High Honours Awards. Honorees also qualified for CTY’s online and summer schedules, through which bright students can form a community of engaged learners with other scholars from around the world.
“We are excited to celebrate these students. In a year that was anything but simple, their love of learning sparkled through, and we are captivated to help cultivate their growth as scholars and citizens throughout high school, college, and beyond,” Virginia Roach, CTY’s executive director, said in an article.
There are over 15,500 enrolments in CTY Online Programmes courses each year. Additionally, CTY’s in-person Summer Programmes for scholars is offered at about 20 sites in the United States and Hong Kong, the statement said.