About

About

This program of research commenced in 2007 at the Assessment Research Centre under the leadership of Professor Patrick Griffin, and since then has drawn on the collaborative work of many educators, researchers, and administrators who share a commitment to supporting every student's right to learn.

To support all students as learners, we must first provide their teachers and schools with access to high quality, research-based advice, resources, and materials.

That is the purpose of the Students with Additional Needs (SWANs) program – to design, validate, and disseminate an integrated program of assessment, planning, and teaching advice that is easy for teachers to access and use and that helps them realise the learning potential of their students with additional needs.