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Major Improvement Strategies and Action Steps

After setting targets, planning teams will develop a plan of action. This step includes identifying major improvement strategies, interim measures, and implementation benchmarks. Planning teams will also identify the specific action steps required to carry out each major improvement strategy and should respond to and eliminate or correct the root causes of each of the district or school’s prioritized performance challenges.

The UIP Handbook Section IV: Action Plans describes Action Planning in further detail.


American Institutes for Research (2014).  Investing in What Works Issue Brief: The Role of Contextual Fit When Implementing Evidence-Based Interventions. Retrieved January 3rd, 2019.

Failed Turnaround Strategies: Mass Insight Education & Research Institute (2009). School Turnaround Strategies That Have Failed: How to avoid past mistakes in addressing the needs of low-performing schools. Retrieved November 18, 2011.

What Rural Districts are Doing: Center on Innovation & Improvement (n.d.). Retrieved November 18, 2011.

Performance Cases: Center on Innovation & Improvement (2009). Breaking the Habit of Low Performance: Successful school restructuring stories. Retrieved November 18, 2011.

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