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Unified Improvement Planning and Accountability - Training

Basic Informational Webinars

Growth Informational Webinar

Audience: School and District Administrators and Staff
Date: Thursday, August 15th from 10:00-11:30am
This webinar will provide a brief conceptual overview of the Colorado Growth Model, including student growth percentiles, median growth percentiles, and an overview of changes in reports and measures associated with the 2019 release.
School and District Accreditation and Request to Reconsider Process
Audience: School and District Administrators and Staff
Date: Tuesday, August 27th from 1:00-2:00pm
This webinar covers the process of districts accrediting schools, the timeline, and the request to reconsider process.
Unified Improvement Plan Updates and 101 Webinar
Audience: School and District Administrators and Staff
Date: Wednesday August 28th from 1:00-2:00pm
          Tuesday September 3rd from 10:00-11:00am
This webinar will provide information on changes to the UIP online system template, as well as an overview of the Improvement Planning Process and quality criteria rubric. 
Tuesday September 3rd:

Colorado Educational Accountability Webinar

Audience: School and District Administrators and Staff
Date: Thursday, August 29th from 1:00-2:30pm
This webinar will provide an overview of the Colorado Educational Accountability system, the district and school performance frameworks and changes to the frameworks for the 2019 release.
Comprehensive and Targeted Improvement Planning Webinar
Audience: Federally Identified School Staff and District Administrators
Date: TBD
This webinar will provide information on planning and comprehensive needs assessment expectations for schools identified for Comprehensive, Targeted, and Additional-Targeted and School-Wide.

Training Calendar

*To schedule a training or to request more information, please contact Erin Loften at or or 303-866-6642.

In Person Training: School and District Accountability Committee Training Sessions

Multiple Dates and Locations

CDE will be conducting multiple training sessions around the state for staff who support School and District Accountability Committees.  More details to come. For more information, contact Lisa Steffen at

  • September 23rd. 2019, 9AM - 12PM - Adams 12
  • September 26th, 2019; 9AM - 12PM - Douglas County
  • September 30th, 2019; 9AM - 12PM - Pueblo
  • October 7th, 2019; 9AM - 12PM - Rifle
  • October 8th, 2019; 9AM - 12PM - Durango

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In Person Training: West Slope UIP Work Session

November 28th, 2018, 9AM - 2PM

CDE will be offering an open work session for schools and district leaders and their teams interested in receiving in person support on their planning process. The work session will provide an opportunity for CDE consultation on plan development, navigating the online UIP system, understanding how to meet the planning expectations, or other areas of interest. For more information, contact Erin Loften at  

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In Person Training: Priority Improvement/Turnaround Accountability Information Session and EASI Support Fairs

September 17th, 2018 & October 8th, 2018​

For schools and districts in Priority Improvement or Turnaround, CDE will offer information sessions focused on accountability requirements and school improvement supports. The sessions will be offered in conjunction with the Empowering Action for School Improvement (EASI) Support Fairs, which will provide attendees the chance meet and connect with CDE staff, learn more about external program providers, and work with their teams to plan for the EASI grant application process. CDE staff will also discuss ESSA identifications.

  • September 17th, 2018
    • EASI Support Fair: Register
    • Priority Improvement/Turnaround Accountability Information Session: Register
  • October 8th, 2018
    • EASI Support Fair: Register
    • Priority Improvement/Turnaround Accountability Information Session: Register


Accountability Information Sessions- West Slope

CDE will provide full day information and work session to support schools and districts identified under our Accountability system.  The session will provide resources for and dive into the topics of:

  • timelines and expectations for UIPs, community engagement, etc.
  • Roles of various stakeholders in the accountability process, including local boards, CDE, the state review panel, support coordinators,  the state board of education
  • End-of-clock pathways and experiences

The work session will address updates for the coming year, provide consultation opportunities with CDE offices (Accountability, Improvement Planning, Federal Programs), and work time for teams to dig into data or develop UIPs.   The following audiences may be most interested in the session: district staff in districts with identified schools; district staff of districts with an accreditation rating of priority improvement/turnaround; school level staff (particularly charter) with an identification of priority improvement/turnaround; comprehensive support (ESSA); and local board members.

Light breakfast will be provided.  Lunch will be provided for those that stay for the afternoon work session.  

In Person Training: UIP Work Session for Alternative Education Campuses

Day 1 (Repeat of 6/20/18 event): Tues September 11th 

8:30 AM - 3:30 PM, Brighton

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Please join us for this full day work session to support Alternative Education Campuses in the process for creating or revising an improvement plan that is responsive to the school mission/vision and student population. This session is open to school and district leaders that want to dive into measures and disaggregating data aligned to the school mission, student population, and instructional design. Participants will have a structured work session to collaborate with each other and apply the concepts addressed in the session. Participants will be able to identify a timeline for plan development that supports stakeholder engagement and allows for meaningful modifications to the improvement efforts. Participants will have access to CDE staff expertise from multiple offices in the development of their plan in meeting expectations and navigating the online UIP system (including UIP, Accountability, Drop out Prevention).  By the end of the session, participants will be able to leave with a start for their 2018-19 UIP.

* There will be an opportunity for a site visit to Brighton Heritage Academy as a part of this session. Sign up in registration.

Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.

Day 2

Fri September 28th
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM, Denver Metro Area

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Wed October 10th
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM, Pikes Peak

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This session builds on the Unified Improvement Plan (UIP) work sessions for AECs held on 6/20 and 9/11, with dedicated work time and access to technical assistance from a variety of CDE offices.  Specific content will address the UIP expectations for schools identified for ESSA Comprehensive Support- Low Graduation, student engagement planning and effective stakeholder engagement.  Specific support will be available in analyzing and unpacking Performance Frameworks (SPFs) and navigating the Online UIP system. The day is designed to benefit school teams, administrators, and district level staff.  Light refreshments and lunch will be provided.

UIP Training Archive

For more information

For questions about UIP training, please contact Erin Loften at or 303-866-6642.