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UIP Timelines

Learn more about UIP timelines including extensions for public posting of UIPs and permanent timeline shifts.

This page includes general resources for timeline and completion of the UIP as well as documents and tools for each section of the UIP. The resources are a mix of CDE-created templates that have been used in partnership with schools and districts and third-party resources that may be helpful for UIP continuous improvement processes and completing the UIP.

New UIP Guidance and Requirements

Quick Reference Planning Guidance 2020-2021

This guidance includes flexibility and suggestions for improvement planning during the accountability pause, including identifying priority performance challenges; target setting; action planning and more. Detailed, comprehensive guidance will be released within the coming weeks. View this planning guidance.

New Read Act UIP Requirements 2020-21



Webinars, office hours and supports for the 2020-21 school year. Please visit the Unified Improvement Planning and Accountability Training Site for more information and sign ups.

Important Dates

  • October 15 - Schools and districts that are exercising COVID-19 flexibility required to submit 2020-2021 UIP.  Optional submission date for all other schools and districts.
  • January 15 - For districts with schools on the Accountability Clock (i.e., priority improvement, turnaround) state law requires notification be sent to parents with information about the school’s plan type, UIP process, and about the upcoming public hearing. CDE will not be monitoring the notification process this year
  • January 15 - Schools receiving ratings of Priority Improvement, Turnaround or are On Watch required to submit UIP. Will receive feedback from CDE including if there are required changes for April submission.
  • April 15 - Deadline to submit UIP for public posting.

UIP Tools