Achievement challenges are shared goals that are identified and developed by a Community of Learning | Kāhui Ako based on the needs of its learners.
The challenges are created by the Community of Learning and endorsed by the Minister of Education as part of the formation of the Community of Learning. An achievement challenge plan is a working document that guides the progress and direction of a Community of Learning.
Communities of Learning identify achievement challenges that are a priority for their community. Achievement challenges should be common to all or most of the schools within a community, but may be apparent in different ways in different schools, along the learning pathway. Most Communities of Learning identify 3–5 challenges to address.
The following questions may be helpful starters.
What is our vision of success for our students?
What are the common challenges across our Community of Learning?
What do we know about possible reasons for these challenges and how do we know?
What support will be needed and what resources are available to help?
Understanding links and reasons for the challenges will help define your achievement challenges and set out your goals and objectives towards addressing them.