Special education report
Special education review needed
More students, higher student teacher ratios, caps on waiting lists
Ontario’s auditor general and the Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario have been calling for changes to special education for a number of years. The new data in our report shows that the need is urgent. It’s time to begin reviewing special education services in Ontario.
Among the findings in the report:
- An average of 18% of elementary students and 24% of secondary students require some form of special education assistance. These numbers have increased steadily over the last decade.
- 47% of secondary schools and 50% of elementary schools report there is a cap on the number of students who can be recommended for special education assessments.
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