Unified Improvement Planning was introduced in 2009 to streamline improvement planning components of state and federal accountability requirements. Based on the Colorado Achievement Plan for Kids (SB212-08), the primary purpose of improvement planning is to align efforts to: Ensure all students exit the K-12 education system ready for post-secondary education, and/or to be successful in the workforce, earning a living wage immediately upon graduation.
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 intent is that schools and districts create a single plan that has true meaning for stakeholders, ultimately reducing the total number of separate plans required. With that in mind, 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.
Annually, Colorado public schools are required to update and submit to the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) a plan for improvement of instruction. Our school's most recent version on file with CDE is available at: http://www.cde.state.co.us/schoolview/performance. As our improvement plan is a plan to continuously improve instruction and revised regularly as we receive updated, relevant information. The most up-to-date plan is available upon request from the school principal.