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Unified Improvement Planning - Resources

Updates:

  • The 2013-14 UIP Handbook is now posted below.
  • The 2013-14 Quality Criteria for both districts and schools are posted below.  Changes to the Quality Criteria are outlined in the "Revisions to 2013 Quality Criteria" document. 
  • The updated online 2013 UIP Tutorial which reflects planning using the 2013-14 Template is now posted below.
  • Annotated Unified Improvement Plan Examples of actual plans with embedded CDE feedback are now accessible below.

Key Unified Improvement Planning 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 (Updated: November 1, 2013) The Supplemental UIP Guidance for New Schools document (PDF) 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 DQC Word Version
UIP Quality Criteria - School 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 schools that wish to format the quality criteria for their own training or review purposes, a Word version of this document is available: UIP SQC Word Version

UIP Tutorial:

2013 Online UIP Tutorial
    (Updated: October 29, 2013)
    • Take the 2013 Online Tutorial to learn more about the Unified Improvement Planning Process. The tutorial provides an overview of unified improvement planning as well as a walk-through of each planning step of the process.
      • The link will open the tutorial within your current browser window.

Unified Improvement Plan Examples:

CDE Identified UIP Examples
    (Link to a listing of PDF example plans) (Updated: December 11, 2013)
    • Actual school and district UIPs identified by CDE staff as plans that may be helpful examples to districts/schools. These plans have been 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.
      • Note that plans are listed from the 2011-12, and 2012-13 school years.

Archives:

Archived Resources

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

For More Information

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

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