The Center for Talent Development (CTD) is a center within the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. It is one of four regionally based centers providing services to gifted children based on the talent search model developed by Julian Stanley at Johns Hopkins University. The CTD is one of the largest providers of services to gifted children and their families in the Midwest and in the country.

The CTD began in 1982 as the Midwest Academic Talent Search and became a Center in 1984. It is accredited, since 1994, by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA) as a special function school for the gifted. The model consists of above-grade-level testing and assessment of gifted students' abilities through the ...

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