Special Education Follow-up on VFM Section 3.14, 2008 Annual Report
This follow up to the Auditor General’s 2008 report finds limited progress implementing recommendations.
Concerns about consistency of services between boards, measuring progress, and monitoring quality continue.
Despite some improvements, "information that school boards collected about students with special education needs, how early they were identified, the educational programs provided to them, and the results achieved was not yet sufficient to support effective planning, service delivery, and program oversight."
Because of vagueness of learning goals in IEPs, it is difficult for schools to track progress for students in special education. Current report cards make it difficult for parents to measure progress, too.
School boards don’t have processes in place to measure quality.