Between Fall 2008 and Summer 2010, CADRE analyzed state special education dispute resolution systems and their components, with the objective of identifying particularly effective systems and creating a resource that other states could draw on when considering improvement activities. Four states with exemplary systems and practices were identified (IA, OK, PA and WI), profiles were developed and a database of resources from these state systems was created. Analysis of common features across these systems identified a number of elements as being fundamental to their success. These features are detailed in this one page document, Fundamental Attributes of Exemplary State Special Education Dispute Resolution Systems.