Colorado schools and districts can improve student learning and system effectiveness by engaging in a cycle of continuous improvement to manage their performance. To support this purpose, the Education Accountability Act of 2009 requires each Colorado district and school to create an annual improvement plan.
The Colorado Department of Education has developed a unified improvement planning template and processes to support schools and districts in their performance management efforts. The UIP template has been designed to meet state, federal, and program accountability requirements.
- Teaching and Learning Conditions in Colorado (TLCC) Survey: For schools and districts with greater than 50% participation, results will be shared with Districts in mid-April and will be published in late April. For more information, visit: TLCC Colorado.
- School and District Performance Frameworks and UIPs: The most recent frameworks and the most recently submitted UIP are available here: http://www.cde.state.co.us/schoolview/performance
- UIPs due on April 16th: All schools and districts are required to submit their UIP by April 16th, when they will be posted to the CDE website. For changes to the 2017-18 template: Revisions to the UIP Template 2017-18 (PDF)
The UIP process map in the upper right-hand corner contains interactive links to resources available to support each step of the unified improvement planning process. By clicking on a step in the map, you will be directed to the support page for that step in the process. You may also use the links on the left-hand navigation bar to access these resources. Click on either "Unified Improvement Planning" at the top at the process map, or "Unified Improvement Planning" on the left-hand navigation to return to the UIP homepage.