Future Career Path of Gifted Youth Can Be Predicted By Age 13 - Institute for Educational Advancement

Future Career Path of Gifted Youth Can Be Predicted By Age 13

This research by Camilla Benbow and David Lubinski finds that the future career path and creative direction of gifted youth can be predicted well by their performance on the SAT at age 13. Drawing from the Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth or SMPY, which is tracking 5,000 individuals over 50 years identified at age 13 as being highly intelligent by their SAT scores, the study offers insights into how best to identify the nation’s most talented youth.