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Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution

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In this paper, we describe and explain the Signposts and Crossroads model-a performance-based approach that is directed toward the formative assessment of practice competence in mediators who follow the transformative framework. We present the historical background of this project in Part II. In Part III, we articulate the conceptual foundations of the model. In Part V, we provide an overview of the model. We conclude in Part V with a discussion of the implications of this model for the future of performance-based assessment initiatives in the mediation field generally. In particular, we discuss in that section the potential for this model to be adapted for live action assessment of mediators who orient to other frameworks for mediation practice