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Unified Improvement Planning Resources

Overview

2023-24 UIP Handbook (PDF) - April 2023

This document gives a comprehensive overview of the UIP and guidance for completing it.

Primary audience: District and school administrators

UIP Working Document (DOC) 

This is a working template for the UIP in a Doc format. Teams can upload this document to Google Docs and use it to collaborate on the creation of the UIP. The contents of this plan can then be copied and pasted directly into the UIP Online system.

Primary audience: District and school administrators

UIP Element Category Dropdown Guidance (PDF) or (DOC) - April 2023

This document provides an explanation of each category for Priority Performance Challenges, Root Causes, and Major Improvement Strategies and supports users with selecting the appropriate category via the new dropdowns in the UIP template. 

Primary audience: District and school administrators

Statute and Policy Guidance References for UIP (PDF) - October 2020

Primary audience: General

UIP Submission Deadlines and Biennial Flexibility Spreadsheet (Excel) - August 2023

This document  lists the next UIP submission deadline for every school and district as well as biennial submission eligibility for the 2023-24 school year.

Primary audience: District and school administrators

Biennial Flexibility for the UIP (PDF) - August 2021

Provides guidance on the eligibility criteria for the submission of the UIP on a biennial basis.

Primary audience: District and school administrators

Guidance for Combined Plans (PDF) - April 2023

This resource outlines requirements and instructions for submitting combined improvement plans for districts serving fewer than 1200 students.

Primary audience: District administrators

January Submission Guidance (PDF) - August 2023

This resources provides guidance on January UIP submission eligibility and directions for District Admins to denote if a school/district will be submitting in January in the UIP Online System. 

Primary audience: District administrators

UIP Guidance for New Schools (PDF)  -August 2022

The intent of this guidance is to help new schools "plan forward" for their improvement efforts - even with limited data.

Primary audience: District and school administrators

Data Analysis for Small Student Populations (PDF) - July 2022

This guidance focuses on how to include analysis of data with small populations of students in the UIP. This resource is appropriate for all users that need to report on small student groups, either due to size of the school/district or disaggregated data analysis. 

Primary audience: District and school administrators

 

 

UIP District Quality Criteria- (PDF) or (DOC) - April 2023

The Quality Criteria have been created to offer guidance on creating improvement plans that incorporate state and federal accountability requirements. This document describes the responses that “Meet Expectations” for these quality criteria at the district level.

Primary audience: District administrators

UIP District QC Rubric- (PDF) or (DOC) - April 2023

This “Rubric” version of the quality criteria describes responses that meet expectations, partially meet expectations, or do not meet expectations at the district level. The CDE uses this rubric to evaluate Unified Improvement Plans (UIPs).

Primary audience: District administrators

UIP School Quality Criteria- (PDF) or (DOC) - April 2023

The Quality Criteria have been created to offer guidance on creating improvement plans that incorporate state and federal accountability requirements. This document describes the responses that “Meet Expectations” for these quality criteria at the school level.

Primary audience: School administrators

UIP School QC Rubric- (PDF) or (DOC) - April 2023

This “Rubric” version of the quality criteria describes responses that meet expectations, partially meet expectations, or do not meet expectations at the district level. The CDE uses this rubric to evaluate Unified Improvement Plans (UIPs).

Primary audience: School administrators

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Colorado State Accountability System Video / Webinar Resources:

Priority Improvement and Turnaround Webinar Recording - September 2023

This webinar provided guidance for school and districts identified with a Priority Improvement or Turnaround plan type on the related guidance in their UIP as well as best practice, key strategies and available resources for improvement planning. 

 

Priority Improvement and Turnaround Webinar Recording  and Priority Improvement and Turnaround PowerPoint and Priority Improvement and Turnaround UIP Support Information Packet (PDF)-  September 2023

This webinar provided guidance for school and districts identified with a Priority Improvement or Turnaround plan type on the related guidance in their UIP as well as best practice, key strategies and available resources for improvement planning. 

Primary audience: District and school administrators

Accountability Clock: Year 4 Requirements (PDF)

This document provides guidance and instructions for schools and districts in year four of the accountability clock.

Primary audience: District and school administrators

Parent Notification and Public Hearing Requirements Fact Sheet (PDF) or (DOC) - August 2023

Schools with Priority Improvement or Turnaround plan types are required to notify parents of their identification. This document walks through the requirements for notifying and engaging stakeholders (for schools with these plan types).

Primary audience: School administrators

Early Learning Needs Assessment 

This website provides resources for conducting an early learning needs assessment as a part of the UIP process, as well as guidance for meeting expectations for K-3 serving schools with Priority Improvement/Turnaround plans and their districts.

Primary audience: District and school administrators

Archives

  • Archived Resources
    Resources from previous planning years that are no longer considered "current."

For More Information

Please contact uiphelp@cde.state.co.us