Tuesday, February 13, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM CST
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The Excellence Center 
N4W22000 W Bluemound Rd
Waukesha, WI 53186

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Kristy Schroeder 
CESA #1 
2627879500 x9539 

Proactive Identification of Underrepresented Students for Gifted and Talented Programs 

The identification of gifted and talented students and the common underrepresentation of students from certain racial, ethnic and income groups are two of the hottest topics in the field.  This session will present an overview of the state of underrepresentation nationally and in Wisconsin, and will share various identification methods that have been proposed for how to mitigate underrepresentation with a focus on their strengths, weaknesses and psychometric, programmatic, legal and political ramifications. Real world examples from districts where these practices have been implemented will be shared  in an effort to give attendees ideas for how they might address underrepresentation in their own districts.

Attendees will:


  • Understand the implications of various modified identification procedures for gifted and talented programs
  • Understand the state of underrepresentation in the nation, Wisconsin, and their own districts
  • Be able to calculate underrepresentation rates in their own districts
  • Understand the state of excellence gaps in the nation, Wisconsin, and their own districts
  • Be able to calculate excellence gaps in their own districts


Scott J. Peters is an Associate Professor of Educational Foundations at the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater where he teaches courses related to measurement and assessment, research methodology, and gifted education. His research work focuses on educational assessment with regard to policy and practice, identification of student exceptionalities (particularly those from low-income or underrepresented groups), and gifted and talented programming outcomes. He is the author of two books - Beyond Gifted Education: Designing and Implementing Advanced Academic Programs and Excellence Gaps in Education: Expanding Opportunities for Talented Students.


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