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Indicator 16 - Mediation Agreements

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Percent of mediations held that resulted in mediation agreements.

(20 U.S.C. 1416(a)(3(B))


Percent = (Mediation agreements related to due process complaints + Mediation agreements not related to due process complaints) divided by Mediations held) times 100.

Percent = ((Mediations agreements related to due process complaints + Mediations agreements not related to due process complaints) / Mediations held) * 100

How is Colorado doing on this indicator?

Ind 16 Graph. 2016, 65.52%	2017, 62.96%	2018, 54.35%	2019, 56.82%	2020, 48.89%

Targets for the Current SPP/APR Cycle

Indicator 16 Targets for current SPP/APR cycle
School Year 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24 2024-25 2025-26
Target >= 54.35% 54.35% 54.35% 54.35% 54.35% 54.35%




Improvement Strategies

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  • The CDE has recently developed two documents to assist parties inquiring about or preparing for mediation: Special Education Mediation Questions and Answers (Q and A in Spanish) and Preparing for Special Education Mediation (Preparing for Mediation in Spanish).   These documents are posted on the CDE website, and they are sent to parties preparing for mediation.
  • Mediators will be attending CADRE’s 8th National Symposium, in October 2021, for professional development.
  • Mediators will also be attending the CDE’s 2022 Special Education Legal Conference for additional training in special education law.
  • The CDE is revising our state’s Procedural Safeguards to provide a document that is more comprehensible and will assist in navigating the special education process, including mediation. (2021-2022)

Additional Resources

  • Target Setting Process Video for Indicator 16

The feedback period has closed, this video is included for information on the target setting process


For more information, contact:

Gloria Durosko
Supervisor, Data and Monitoring Liaison
Email Gloria Durosko
Phone: (303) 866-6885

Alyssa Ohleyer
Email Alyssa Ohleyer
Phone: (303) 866-6308

Orla Bolger
Email Orla Bolger
Phone: (303) 866-6896

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