Research and knowledge about special education, and information about effective intervention, teaching and assessment strategies, is constantly evolving. This means that school boards should be continuously reviewing their special education programs and services to make sure they are evidence-based, meeting student needs and improving student achievement.
SEAC has an important role to play in providing advice to school board administration and Trustees regarding special education programs and services. SEAC members can provide important community input about the impact of programs and availability of services. Some school boards have a regular cycle for reviewing special education programs, and other school boards review or plan changes in response to Ministry of Education initiatives, or funding challenges. PAAC on SEAC recommends that SEAC take a systematic and pro-active approach to special education program and service planning, and conduct regular reviews.