Term

Summer 8-13-2015

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Thesis

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Primary Advisor/Dissertation Chair

Rachel Endo

Secondary Advisor/Reader One

Cara Grant

Peer-Reviewer/Reader Two

Mary Manders

Abstract

The research question addressed in this project was, how does the use of one-to-one iPad technology impact students who receive special education services grades and work completion? It examines and compares the work completion rates and grades of students receiving special education services in the general education setting, both before and after the implementation of the one-to-one iPad initiative. This mixed methods study examines fifteen secondary students’ grades in English, mathematics and social studies the trimester before the iPads introduction and follows the students for the full school year after the introduction to compare their grades and work completion rates. The study also surveys the students to obtain information on their use of iPads in class as well as any struggles or concerns they may have had.

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