Date of Award
Project (696 or 796 registration)
Master of Science in Special Education
accommodations, work completion, engagement, COVID-19, distance learning
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of several accommodations that may benefit fifth grade students who have been identified with a reading disability in the general education classroom in order to increase engagement and work completion during English Language Arts instruction. Data was collected through teacher surveys, teacher interviews, and on-task/off-task observations. Surveys were conducted prior to the study, mid-study, and post-study. Teacher interviews were conducted at the planning meeting biweekly and observations were completed prior to the study, mid-study, and post study. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the study was not able to be conducted the way it was written so an autoethnographic research design was used, through journal entry data, to determine the main themes I experienced during the COVID-19 extended school closure. These themes included: communication, collaboration, technology, and remote teaching and learning.
Ternes, Allison, "The Effects of Multiple Accommodations on Student Engagement and Work Completion in Fifth Grade Students with Reading Disabilities" (2020). Dissertations, Theses, and Projects. 354.