Date of Award

Summer 7-24-2020

Document Type

Project (696 or 796 registration)

Degree Name

Master of Science in Special Education


Graduate Studies

Committee Chair

Marci Glessner


Differentiation, Distance Learning, Emotional Behavioral Characteristics, Technology Access, Student Support



In this project, the topic discussed is progress monitoring in the lens of distance learning, specifically for those students qualifying for special education services under the umbrella of Emotional Behavioral Disorders (EBD). Additionally, this project focuses on students who qualify for Emotional Behavioral Disorders (EBD), the characteristics of EBD and the procedures and assessments that have students’ qualify for special education services under EBD. The reason why progress monitoring is important for distance learning and what that will look like for students who qualify for EBD will be addressed. Peer-reviewed articles that addressed distance learning and how it might serve students that qualify for special education, how access to distance learning materials will be provided, as well as which students are more likely to succeed and what students are likely to struggle are summarized. Lastly, the project highlighted the implementation and strategies for successful progress monitoring tools used to address students’ growth in goals and objectives before and after distance learning, in one classroom.