Next steps

To improve the learning and academic progress of learners with special needs, schools should:

  • more systematically assess students’ learning and evaluate their progress
  • review the effectiveness of teaching strategies and programmes
  • promote increased use of effective teaching strategies by accessing targeted professional learning and development and sharing good practice among staff
  • develop expertise in using achievement data to inform teaching practice.

The Ministry of Education should support schools to develop evaluation processes that enable them to determine how well their programmes and initiatives improve achievement for their students with special needs.