Scott J. Peters, Ph.D.
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Scott J. Peters is an Assistant Professor of Educational Foundations at the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater where he teaches courses related to measurement and assessment, research methodology, and gifted education. He received his Ph.D. from Purdue University specializing in gifted and talented education with secondary areas in applied research methodology and English education. His research interests include educational research methodology with particular focus on assessment and identification as well as nontraditional giftedness and secondary student programming outcomes. He has published in Teaching for High Potential, Gifted Child Quarterly, the Journal of Advanced Academics, Gifted and Talented International, Gifted Children, the Journal of Career and Technical Education Research, Ed Leadership, and Pedagogies. He is the past recipient of the Fedlhusen Doctoral Fellowship in Gifted Education, the NAGC Research an Evaluation Network Dissertation Award, the NAGC Doctoral Student of the Year Award, and the UW-Whitewater College of Education Innovation Award. For the last three years he has served as the Assistant Program Chair and Program Chair of the AERA Research on Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent SIG and as the National Association for Gifted Children Research and Evaluation Secretary.
- Ph.D. Purdue University, 2009: Educational Psychology
Specialization: Gifted and Talented Education
Secondary Area: Measurement and Research Methodology
Secondary Area: Language Arts
- EDFOUND 481/681: Human Abilities and Learning
- EDFOUND 425 / 625: Measurement and Evaluation in the Secondary School
- EDFOUND 740: Techniques of Research
- EDFOUND 780: Reading, Analyzing, and Evaluating Educational Research
- EDFOUND 781: Foundations of Gifted and Talented Education
- EDFOUND 782: Psychological Issues in Gifted Education
- EDFOUND 789: Capstone Project Seminar
- Peters, S. J. (in press). Underachievers: From whose perspective?: A commentary on “Differentiating low
performance of the gifted learner: Achieving, underachieving and selective consuming students”. Journal of Advanced Academics.
- Peters, S. J. (in press). The importance of multi-group validity evidence in the identification of exceptionalities.
Gifted and Talented International.
- Peters, S. J., & Gentry, M. (in press). Group-specific norms and teacher rating scales: Implications for
underrepresentation. Journal of Advanced Academics.
- Pereira, N., Peters, S. J., & Gentry, M. (2010). The My Class Activities instrument as used in Saturday enrichment
program evaluation. Journal of Advanced Academics, 21, 568-593.
- Peters, S. J., & Gentry, M. (2010). Multi-group construct validity evidence of the HOPE Scale:
Instrumentation to identify low-income elementary students for gifted programs. Gifted Child Quarterly, 54, 298-313.
- Peters, S. J., & Gates, J. C. (2010). The Teacher Observation Form: Revisions and Updates. Gifted Child
Quarterly, 54, 179-188.
- Peters, S. J., & Mann, R. L. (2009). Getting ahead: Current secondary and post-secondary acceleration options
for high ability students in Indiana. Journal of Advanced Academics, 20, 630-657.
- Gentry, M., & Peters, S. J. (2009). Effect sizes in gifted education research. Gifted Child Quarterly, 53, 219-222.
- MSE – PD in Challenging Advanced Learners
- Wisconsin Gifted and Talented Instructional License
- Wisconsin Gifted and Talented Program Coordinator License – Coming Soon!
- American Education Research Association – Research on Giftedness and Talent Special Interest Group
- National Association for Gifted Children Research and Evaluation Network
- Wisconsin Association for Talented and Gifted
- Peters, S. J. (2011, October). Making the big decisions: Philosophical, cultural, and practical decisions in gifted and talented program design. Wisconsin Association for Talented and Gifted Annual Conference. Wisconsin Dells, WI.
- Peters, S. J., & Gentry, M. (2011, March). Group-specific norms and teacher rating scales: Implications for underrepresentation. Paper presented at the American Education Research Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.
- CESA 9 Gifted and Talented Presentation - 2/25/2011
- Jean Peterson 12/15 Handouts
- Gentry, M., Peters, S.J., & Pereira, N. (2010, November). Gifted and Talented Student Identification Using Behavior Checklists, Nominations, and Rating Forms. Annual Meeting of the National Association for Gifted Children, Atlanta, GA.
- Peters, S. J. (2010, October). Local norms and teacher rating scales: Implications for Underrepresentation. Wisconsin Association for Talented and Gifted Annual Conference. Sheboygan, WI.
- Peters, S.J. (2009, October). Gifted and talented student identification using behavior checklists, nominations, and rating forms: What's out there?. Wisconsin Association for Talented and Gifted Annual Conference. Wisconsin Dells, WI.
- Baraboo School District Gifted and Talented Presentation – 9/26/2012