Crazy..I am going to ask my students. Weird idea I know but if there is to be a move for positive change and a shift to a culture of learning at all levels. I should go to the source. Sometimes it hurts to find out the lesson was boring, or dumb however if the students can reflect the " why " and discuss the issue with me it may open the door to a non-traditional way to improve my delivery.
I guess it would depend on what I wanted the students to learn. I would analyze what was missed on the assessment and how it was missed? Did the question(s) contain terms that my students might not know- despite exposure to the terms. Could I have included a sample question and answer to help. Was there anything that I could have front loaded at the start of the assessment?
I always hope that I can do better the next time just as I hope my students can do better.
I am not a special educator- I am a general educator and don't have the insights into disabilities that the special educators do but I have found that what works in special ed really works in general ed. so ...