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Unified Improvement Planning - Resources from the 2011-12 Planning Year

2013-14 UIP Resources:

UIP Handbook (PDF) (Updated: August 28, 2013 - V. 4.0)

  • The handbook was created as a resource to guide districts and schools through the improvement planning process.
  • Supplemental UIP Guidance for New Schools (PDF) (Updated: November 1, 2013). The Supplemental UIP Guidance for New Schools document) is intended to assist New Schools through the Unified Improvement Planning Process.

UIP Quality Criteria - District Level (PDF) (Updated: August 16, 2013)

  • The quality criteria have been created to offer guidance on creating improvement plans that incorporate state and federal accountability requirements.
  • For districts that wish to format the quality criteria for their own training or review purposes, a Word version of this document is available: UIP Quality Criteria - District Level (Word)

UIP Quality Criteria - School Level (PDF)

  • The quality criteria have been created to offer guidance on creating improvement plans that incorporate state and federal accountability requirements.
  • For schools that wish to format the quality criteria for their own training or review purposes, a Word version of this document is available: UIP Quality Criteria - School Level (Word)

Key Planning Resources from 2011-12:

  • UIP Handbook (PDF) (Updated: August 25, 2011 - V. 1.2)
    The UIP Handbook is a companion document to the UIP template. It guides users through the planning process and plan sections. Version 1.2 has been updated with guidance on Title I Addenda.
  • UIP Quality Criteria For Districts (DOC) (Updated: August 12, 2011 - V. 2.0)
    The UIP Quality Criteria for Districts provides guidance on the elements that would be expected in a quality district plan and the elements required to meet all state and federal requirements.
  • UIP Quality Criteria For Schools (DOC) (Updated: August 12, 2011 - V. 2.0)
    The UIP Quality Criteria for Schools provides guidance on the elements that would be expected in a quality school plan and the elements required to meet all state and federal requirements.
  • UIP Summary of Plan Submission Process (PDF) (Updated: November 15, 2011 - V. 1.0)
    A summary chart and timeline of the UIP submission process.

Unified Improvement Plan Examples from 2011-12:

  • CDE Identified UIP Examples (Updated: November 28, 2011 - V. 2.0)
    This document lists UIPs identified by CDE staff as plans that may be helpful examples to districts/schools. It also includes links to UIPs from 2010-11, annotated with CDE review comments. These plans are not exemplars; they are examples of plans that have solid or strong sections that meet elements of the UIP Quality Criteria
  • Example District Plan (PDF) (Updated: October 25, 2010 - V. 1.0)
    This document is a sample completed district improvement plan. It is a constructed example, not an exemplar. Actual submitted plans are accessible on SchoolView.
  • Example Elementary School Plan (PDF) (Updated: October 25, 2010 - V. 1.0)
    This document is a sample completed school improvement plan for an elementary school. It is a constructed example, not an exemplar. Actual submitted plans are accessible on SchoolView.
  • Example Secondary School Plan (PDF) (Updated: October 25, 2010 - V. 1.0)
    This document is a sample completed school improvement plan for an secondary school. It is a constructed example, not an exemplar. Actual submitted plans are accessible on SchoolView.

District Level Resources from 2011-12:

School Level Resources from 2011-12:

For More Information

Please contact Lisa Medler, medler_l@cde.state.co.us or 303-866-6993.

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