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Unified Improvement Planning - Resources

Updates:

  • The UIP Team is currently updating all of the supporting resources (e.g. Quality Criteria, UIP Handbook) to align with the recently released 2014-15 UIP templates.  They will be released as they are available over the summer.  The 2013-14 resources are still available.
  • Several Fact Sheets have been recently released on the Online UIP System and Rural Flexibility (HB14-1204), see below.

Key Unified Improvement Planning Resources:

2014-15 UIP Resources:

    • In response to many questions about the use of School and District Performance Frameworks in educator evaluation, CDE has put together guidance to support districts by identifying several possible approaches for using SPF/DPF data in evaluations. This guidance is intended to highlight some of the benefits and concerns associated with some common approaches. Because this guidance was not available to support districts for the 2013-14 school year, districts are encouraged to use this as they plan for future school years.

2013-14 UIP Resources (2014-15 Resources to be released over summer 2014):

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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