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Unified Improvement Planning Guidance Documents

UIP Guidance

Quality Criteria/Rubric


The Quality Criteria have been created to offer guidance on creating improvement plans that incorporate state and federal accountability requirements. The QC Rubric is used by CDE to evaluate Unified Improvement Plans.

  District School
Quality Criteria
QC Rubric for Review


Flexibility for UIP Completion and Submission

  • 2018-19 Biennial and Combined UIP Eligibility (XLSX) (Updated: December 20, 2018)
  • Biennial Flexibility for the UIP (PDF) (Updated October 2018) Provides guidance on the eligibility criteria for the submission of the UIP on a biennial basis.
  • UIP Process for Small Systems (PDF) (Updated: May 2018) The intent of this guidance is to provide guidelines for creating and updating Unified Improvement Plans (UIPs) that take into account some of the unique circumstances that schools and districts with smaller student populations (e.g., districts with less than 1,200 students, small schools in large districts) may encounter.



  • Archived Resources
    Resources from previous planning years that are no longer considered "current."

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