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Evelyn Johnson



Evelyn Johnson
Evelyn Johnson

Dr. Evelyn Johnson received her doctor of education degree from the University of Washington, Seattle in 1999 and is currently an Associate Professor of special education at Boise State University. Since 2003, she has worked as a research associate for the National Research Center on Learning Disabilities (NRCLD), examining issues related to Response to Intervention (RTI) and Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) determination. This work has led to numerous collaborative research efforts, national presentations, and publications.

 

Evelyn began her career in special education in Washington in 1994 as a special education teacher. She also taught in Arizona and overseas in American International Schools in Austria and Germany. At the University of Washington, her research focused on the inclusion of students with disabilities in accountability systems. Dr. Johnson’s work on assessment for students with disabilities has included research on accommodations and alternate assessments, which helped to shape WA state policy on these issues.

 

Dr. Johnson’s work with the NRCLD includes the development of numerous technical assistance products to assist state and local educational agencies on RTI and learning disability identification-related issues. Her work has been included in the OSEP Toolkits, Journal of Learning Disabilities, Teaching Exceptional Children, School Psychology Review and Learning Disabilities Quarterly.


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