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UIP in Action District Case Stories - 2010

In the fall of 2010, the Colorado Department of Education (in partnership with the Center for Transforming Learning and Teaching) began to collect information from districts about their efforts to implement unified improvement planning. CDE has developed a collection of written case stories, artifacts and in video interviews documenting the experiences of several Colorado districts and their schools.
CDE hopes to continue this effort to share practice as district unified improvement planning work progresses. The first set of district case stories, shared here, include the following districts: Aurora, Cherry Creek, Elizabeth, Falcon, Ft. Lupton, Garfield 16, Greeley, Jefferson County, Montrose, Poudre, St. Vrain, Summit and Woodlin. These can be viewed here

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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