What type of assistance is provided by the department to help schools complete the school improvement plan (SIP)?

The Bureau of School Improvement provides the following support for SIP development:

  • The CIMS Toolkit includes how-to guides for navigating the SIP survey, Step Zero, and Problem Solving, as well as worksheets and other resources to guide the planning process
  • The CIMS e-learning library includes e-learning courses for general CIMS navigation and assistance using Step Zero for needs assessments
  • Blue guidance tabs on each page of the SIP survey and Step Zero provide assistance in the context of that page 
  • School Improvement (SI) regional teams provide facilitated team-planning opportunities and support to districts throughout the year
  • The Intercom button in the bottom right of each page allows logged in users to request technical assistance and provide feedback
Last Updated: 7/23/2020