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.