Evelyn JohnsonEducation

EdD, University of Washington, Seattle; MEd, Saint Martin’s University; BA, Boston College

Research Interests

Response to Intervention (RTI) implementation at the secondary level; reading and math interventions for students with learning disabilities


Dr. Johnson is an associate professor of special education at Boise State University. She began her career as a special education teacher and then moved to the University of Washington, where 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 alternative assessments, as well as research on screening for reading problems. She worked as a research associate for the National Research Center on Learning Disabilities (NRCLD), where she developed numerous technical products to assist state and local educational agencies on RTI and issues of identifying learning disabilities. Currently, her research focuses on RTI implementation at the secondary levels.