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State Performance Plan Indicator 16: Mediation

SPP Indicator 16 Percent of mediations held that resulted in mediation agreements.

General Information on the SPP/APR can be found on the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education's SPP/APR Community Website.

The New York State Education Department's SPP/APR Stakeholder Engagement Website provides information regarding Indicator 16, including descriptive handouts explaining the measurement and current strategies to increase the use of mediation.

Special education mediation is a voluntary process in which parents of students with disabilities and school district personnel meet with a specially trained, impartial individual (i.e., a mediator) to work out differences in a collaborative way. For more information on mediation, please refer to Special Education Mediation Questions and Answers or visit the Special Education Mediation website.