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Accessing and Organizing Data

Gather and Organize Data - Accessing DataReview Current Performance - Trends and Performance ChallengesDescribe Significant Trends - Trends and Performance ChallengesPrioritize Performance Challenges - Trends and Performance ChallengesIdentify Root Causes - Root CauseSet Performance Targets - Target SettingIdentify Major Improvement Strategies - Action PlanningIdentify Interim Measures - Action PlanningIdentify Implementation Benchmarks - Action PlanningUnified Improvement Planning Process - Index PageUnified Improvement Planning Process Map

Planning teams must gather and organize relevant data generated from a variety of sources as they prepare to plan. Within the unified improvement planning process, data is used to:

  • identify trends and prioritize performance challenges (performance data)
  • determine root causes (process and perception data)
  • set targets (federal, state and local performance expectations)
  • monitor progress towards performance targets (interim measures of student performance)
  • monitor implementation of major improvement strategies (process and perception data)

To effectively engage in unified improvement planning, planning teams will need to access both state-provided and locally available data.

The UIP Handbook section Preparing to Plan provides greater detail to support planning teams in their data gathering efforts.

For tools and resources related to accessing and organizing data, visit the "Accessing and Organizing Data: Tools" page (also accessible through the left-hand navigation menu).  This page includes downloadable documents and examples to assist planning teams through the UIP process. 

Accessing and Organizing Data - Tools
Accessing and Organizing Data - Tools

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