Overview of the Annual Performance Report Development:

See Overview of the Development of the Annual Performance Report on page 1.

 

Monitoring Priority: Effective General Supervision Part B / General Supervision

Indicator #19:  Percent of mediations held that resulted in mediation agreements.

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

Measurement:

Percent = [(2.1(a)(i) + 2.1(b)(i)) divided by 2.1] times 100.
 

 

 

FFY

Measurable and Rigorous Target

2005
(2005-06)

95 percent of mediations held will result in mediation agreements.

 

Actual Target Data for 2005:

The percent of mediation sessions held in 2004-05 that resulted in mediation agreements to resolve the dispute was 94.98 percent
 

(2)  Mediation requests total

446

   (2.1)  Mediations [held]

339

        (a)  Mediations [held] related to due process

27

              (i)   Mediation agreements

21

        (b)  Mediations [held] not related to due process

312

              (i)  Mediation agreements

301

    (2.2)  Mediations not held (including pending)

107

 

Percent = 21[(2.1(a)(i)] + 301[2.1(b)(i)] = 322 divided by 339 [2.1] = .9498 times 100 = 94.98%.
 

Discussion of Improvement Activities Completed and Explanation of Progress or Slippage that occurred for 2005:

The percent of mediations held that resulted in mediation agreements decreased from 95.50 percent in 2005 to 94.98 percent in 2006.  The .52 percentage point decrease was significantly less than the 2.8 percentage point decrease between 2004 and 2005 and the .86 percent decrease between 2003 and 2004.  This minor slippage could also have been the result of the percentage of agreements reached through resolution sessions that might have otherwise been resolved through mediation.

The following activities were completed:

Revisions, with Justification, to Proposed Targets

 

The targets were revised significantly to reflect the changes in the baseline data. The original targets were based on a calculation using the number of mediations requested not the number of mediations held as the denominator. This resulted in a significant increase in the percent of mediations resulting in agreement. For example the 2004-05 percent increased from 71 percent to 95.5 percent.

 

FFY

Measurable and Rigorous Target

2005
(2005-06)

95 percent of mediations held will result in mediation agreements. 

Revisions, with Justification, Improvement Activities/ Timelines/ Resources for FFY 2005

The following activities were changed or amended in the revised SPP submitted in February 2007: