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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 Dispute Resolution Data Summaries

  • Dispute Resolution Data Summaries - Individual state/entity summaries of IDEA Part B dispute resolution data, showing total numbers reported and event rates per 10,000 special education childcount:

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.

  • The US Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) maintains a resource page for Part B and Part C IDEA SPP/APR reporting requirements. To access this information, visit OSEP's GRADS 360 SPP/APR Resources webpage.

 Dispute Resolution System Improvement Resources

  • Using Data to Improve Dispute Resolution System Performance. This May 18, 2011 webinar featured presentations by Dick Zeller (CADRE), Andy Eulass (IL), and Pamela McPartland (WA) on tracking Resolution Meeting process events, timelines and resolution outcomes. A brief summary of the webinar, downloadable materials, and a summary of participant feedback are available.

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