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Continuous Improvement Planning (CIP)


Schools and districts in Oregon are called upon to engage in continuous improvement work to improve outcomes for students. ODE has developed a planning model moving from goals to action plans through implementation. 

This page provides links to information and resources on plan development for districts and on Indistar®, a web-based tool adopted by Oregon to support improvement planning and track implementation of the resulting plan. District and school Leadership Teams use this tool to record their planned implementation of indicators of evidence-based effective practice. Indistar® helps to chart and track the course toward improved outcomes. This is supported by 
  • clear expectations, 
  • a structured process, and
  • access to Resources and Research, documents providing deeper guidance and information for each of the indicators of effective practice. 

The resulting Continuous Improvement Plan communicates to educators, students, their families, and the community the process of self-evaluation, thoughtful planning, implementation, and monitoring of the plan to elevate professional practice toward improved student outcomes. 

District-level Resources and Research (R&R) Aligned to Indistar® Indicators

This Resources and Research (R & R) document is designed to provide districts a context for the indicator providing research syntheses, examples and references.

District Continuous Improvement Planning

School-level Resources and Research (R&R) Aligned to Indistar® Indicators

This Resources and Research (R & R) document provides informational supports to those using Indistar® for school-level planning.

Executive Numbered Memo 010-2015-16 - District Continuous Improvement Plans

This Executive Numbered Memo, released 2/23/2016, describes the current status of Continuous Improvement Plans. There is currently no schedule of submissions for review as this schedule is on hold awaiting decisions on how to proceed with these reviews in a way that best supports districts in their improvement efforts. Districts are asked to continue with the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of their improvement efforts.

It is a policy of the State Board of Education and a priority of the Oregon Department of Education that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the grounds of race, color, sex, marital status, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability in any educational programs, activities or employment. Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact the Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction at the Oregon Department of Education, 255 Capitol Street NE, Salem, Oregon 97310; phone 503-947-5740; or fax 503-378-4772. 

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