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The National Center on Dispute Resolution in Special Education

"Encouraging the use of mediation and other collaborative strategies to resolve disagreements about special
education and early intervention programs."

Resources for Improving State Dispute Resolution Systems

State Performance Reports:

APR/SPP Submission Resources

Under Parts B and C of the IDEA, states are required to submit an Annual Performance Report (APR) on their State Performance Plan (SPP) progress. CADRE has assembled resources to assist states with the dispute resolution indicators addressed in the SPP/APRs.

  • CADRE Resources include a Data Drill Tool (updated for 2011-12) for Table 7 (Part B) and other materials to support Part B & Part C APR/SPP submissions:
  • The US Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs maintains a resource page for Part B and Part C IDEA SPP/APR reporting requirements. To access these pages:

 Part B -

Part C -

State Dispute Resolution Data Summaries

Dispute Resolution System Improvement Resources

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