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Taskforce on Students with Learning Difficulties

Background & Reports

The Taskforce on Students with Learning Difficulties was an advisory body established in 2012, to provide the Minister for Education and Training with recommendations for classroom level intervention and support of children and young people in ACT government schools with learning difficulties.

The Final Report from the Taskforce was presented to the Minister for Education and Training in July 2013.

The report identified 14 strategies under the three key recommendations:

Key project deliverables

Taskforce on Students with Learning Difficulties: Alignment with the Directorate Strategic Plan 2014-17 Education Capital: Leading the Nation

The Education Directorate Strategic Plan 2014-17 Education Capital: Leading the Nation, focused on the Directorates priorities for 2014-2017. Key aspects of the plan directly relate to the Learning Difficulties project deliverables.

These include:

Intent: In the ACT every child, young person and adult will benefit from a high quality accessible education, childcare and training system.

Priorities:

High Expectations, High Performance - Students at the centre.

Quality Learning - Literacy, numeracy and science.

Inspirational Teaching and Leadership - Quality teachers.

Indicators: Reduce the proportion of students performing at or below the national minimum standard for reading and numeracy.