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About the Webinar: This webinar will present the results of a systematic analysis of a representative sample of complaint procedure decisions and hearing officer decisions in five of the most active states. The comparison will be not only between these two systems for the total sample but also among the five state subsamples. The three dimensions of the comparison will be (a) the issue categories, (b) the outcomes, and, for the parent-favorable outcomes, (c) the remedies. About the Presenter: Perry A. Zirkel is university professor emeritus of education and law at Lehigh University, where he...
These documents contain the 2021 (FFY 2019-20) SPP/APR Analyses for the Dispute Resolution Indicators (B15 & B16 and C9 & C10). For the Analyses completed by OSEP-funded Technical Assistance and Dissemination projects visit OSEP's SPP/APR Communities Resources webpage .
This study reviews state databases and examines the ratio of dispute resolution cases per 10,000. A CADRE Publication
Below is a crosswalk of the data elements used to report IDEA-related dispute resolution activity for Part B (Table 7) and Part C (Table 4). This crosswalk references changes in the dispute resolution data elements from 2004 through 2012.
Posted December 2017 (Rev May 2018) The summary below features data for school years (July 1-June 30) 2004-05 through 2015-16. For each data element, the number of events reported by the state is also provided as the number of events per 10,000 students enrolled in special education. This "per 10K" rate provides a way to compare the relative frequency across states – a more “apples to apples” comparison. For more information on dispute resolution data or this summary, contact CADRE .
Posted November 2016 The summary below features data for school years (July 1-June 30) 2004-05 through 2014-15. For each data element, the number of events reported by the state is also provided as the number of events per 10,000 students enrolled in special education. This "per 10K" rate provides a way to compare the relative frequency across states – a more “apples to apples” comparison. For more information on dispute resolution data or this summary, contact CADRE .
Posted December 2017 (Rev May 2018) The summary below features data for school years (July 1-June 30) 2004-05 through 2015-16. For each data element, the number of events reported by the state is also provided as the number of events per 10,000 students enrolled in special education. This "per 10K" rate provides a way to compare the relative frequency across states – a more “apples to apples” comparison. For more information on dispute resolution data or this summary, contact CADRE .
CADRE reviews and analyzes the IDEA dispute resolution data that state educational agencies annually report to OSEP. This information is then compiled to create summaries that provide an historical look at dispute resolution data, and assist with the identification of trends and changes in the use of dispute resolution processes over time. The summaries below feature data for school years (July 1-June 30) 2009-10 through 2019-20. To request a report that is more compatible with screen readers (such as JAWS), please click here . States are encouraged to submit notes or explanations regarding...
Posted December 2017 (Rev May 2018) The summary below features data for school years (July 1-June 30) 2004-05 through 2015-16. For each data element, the number of events reported by the state is also provided as the number of events per 10,000 students enrolled in special education. This "per 10K" rate provides a way to compare the relative frequency across states – a more “apples to apples” comparison. For more information on dispute resolution data or this summary, contact CADRE .
Posted December 2017 (Rev May 2018) The summary below features data for school years (July 1-June 30) 2004-05 through 2015-16. For each data element, the number of events reported by the state is also provided as the number of events per 10,000 students enrolled in special education. This "per 10K" rate provides a way to compare the relative frequency across states – a more “apples to apples” comparison. For more information on dispute resolution data or this summary, contact CADRE .
This one page CADRE document details recent trends in the use of dispute resolution procedures to resolve special education disagreements.
About the Webinar: During this webinar, we will discuss trends in the use of IDEA formal dispute resolution procedures (written signed complaints, mediation, due process complaints/hearings, and resolution meetings) over the past eleven years. In addition, we’ll look at: Video of Trends in Dispute Resolution: What Might 11 Years of National Data Reveal? Total national rates of activity (dispute resolution events per 10K childcount in the 50 states) and mean state reported activity (average of state rates reported); Drilling down into data (e.g., “due process complaints resolved without a...
This webinar, presented on May 18, 2011, explored using data from Table 7 and other sources to examine and plan improvements in State dispute resolution systems. The focus of the webinar was on resolution meetings, timelines, and outcomes. The three part presentation included: Dick Zeller, CADRE Senior Policy Analyst, introduced the call and provided a quick overview of dispute resolution data from Table 7 for Washington State, Illinois, and total national activity (50 states). The striking thing about due process complaint data is that most complaints are resolved by means not reported in...
CADRE has worked closely with States to compile and verify three years of” data from the State Annual Performance Reports (APRs) and the State Performance Plan (SPP). In addition, CADRE has summarized the 03-04 APR and the 05 SPP documents specifically related to dispute resolution activity. Dick and Aimee will described the national longitudinal database, present summaries of data showing national and state trends to date in the use of IDEA dispute resolution options, and will describe some of strategies states are employing to improve dispute resolution system and practice performance.