Unified Improvement Plans

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    Schools can improve student learning and system effectiveness by engaging in a cycle of continuous improvement to manage their performance.  The UIP template is designed to support schools in their performance management efforts.  The Education Accountability Act of 2009 requires that each Colorado school create an annual improvement plan.  To view school UIPs, please visit CDE's site.


    2023 Timeline

    Draft Unified Improvement Plans (UIPs) are due on June 12, 2023. Drafts should be as complete as possible for the following tabs:  

    • Brief Description
    • Prior Year Reflection
    • Current Performance
    • Priority Performance Challenges (PPCs)
    • Root Causes
    • MIS Action Plan
    • Targets

    Feedback will be provided to leaders in the UIP-One (School Instructions tab) before July Leadership Week. 

    Finalized UIP-Ones are due no later than September 29, 2023 (hard deadline). The Office of Schools will transfer information from the UIP-Ones to the CDE online system for public posting.


    Continuous Improvement Trainings

    A representative from each school's administrative/leadership team should complete each of the three trainings before engaging in that section in the UIP-One. Recordings, and links to the slides are available below. Slides should be viewed in presentation or slideshow mode to be fully understood. Each school should have at least one representative take and master the short quizzes (1-3 questions) at the end of each training.


    Improvement Planning Office Hours

    Individual school support is available most Fridays from 2:30 - 4:00 pm. Please sign up for one or more slots by clicking here.


    In the links below, resources are organized by UIP Section. Resources include general guidance, 1-pagers, note-catchers, templates, and/or slides. If you have recommendations or feedback for anything, please email: UIP@dpsk12.org


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