Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Computer Science

First Advisor

Stephen W. Clyde


In the State of Utah, both state and federal government agencies work together to provide special education services to eligible children. An important part of this effort is to document the effectiveness of the program, which can be measured in terms of the outcomes, namely, the progress of the individual children. This information can help identify both strengths and weaknesses of special education programs within the state, which in turn can lead to program improvements and better allocation of resources. This report describes a software system that supports the tracking of child and program outcomes for special education within Utah. Specifically, it provides an overview of the project, the motivation behind the software system, the new technologies used in development, and suggestions for future work.


Publication made available electronically January 13, 2012.