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Evelyn Johnson
EDSPE 515
Seattle Campus

Problems and Issues in Special Education

Intensive examination of the issues pertinent to special education, such as legislation, interdisciplinary functions, and the role of special education in general education and placement practices. Offered: Sp.

Class description

The Summer 2002 course will be offered in an on-line format only, and will run over the four week A term (June 24 - July 19). For the Summer 02 course, we will focus on Washington state's assessment policies for students with disabilities, in particular with the state's alternate assessment portfolio (WAA) and accommodations options for students with disabilities on the WASL.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

This course is offered completely on-line. Students need to have access to the internet (recommended high-speed connections to download readings and submit assignments). Assignments are practical applications of the general principles taught in the course.

Recommended preparation

Students should have some knowledge of the state's assessment system, the Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL), and some teaching experience (student teaching is ok) in the field of special education.

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Evelyn Johnson
Date: 04/17/2002