ERIC Number: ED426550
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
State Mediation Systems. Quick Turn Around (QTA).
National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Alexandria, VA.
This report presents an analysis of the results of a survey of State Directors of Special Education on their state mediation systems. It notes requirements under the 1997 amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) that a mediation process must be available to parents desiring its use in conflict resolution. This report presents a narrative analysis of the answer to each of the survey's seven questions as well as a chart comparing states (and the Department of Defense school system and the Palau system) on the following parameters: existence of a mediation system prior to IDEA 97; whether qualifications are established; the provision of training and ongoing support; funding source; agency responsible for mediation; whether a meeting is required if mediation is refused; and whether local education agencies have established a meeting rule. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Alexandria, VA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments 1997