- July - August:
School Improvement Training (SIP) Sessions, register through eLearning Management System (search School Improvement Plan Training)
- August - September:
School Advisory Council SIP Approval
- September 15, 2015:
D/F and Virtual Schools submit draft SIP through CIMS online system
- October 9, 2015:
All schools submit SIP through CIMS online system
How do I print the SIP if it isn't published to the public site?
Logged in users may print an unpublished SIP two ways. They may go to the Plans page at https://www.floridacims.org/plans and click the black Export button next to the plan they wish to print. This will generate a PDF file that may be saved to the user's computer and/or printed. Alternatively, users already working within the plan may find the black Export button in the left navigation tree of any page within the SIP.
Why is there no data appearing for my school in Step Zero?
Schools that receive a school improvement rating or did not receive a school grade in prior years (e.g., schools that only serve students in non-tested grade levels and new schools) are not included in the Step Zero data visualizations. For the time being, Step Zero is only populated with data from the School Grades file. Schools with no data appearing in Step Zero should use data available at the local level to engage in problem identification. The resources available for problem analysis and goal formulation, especially the CIMS Offline Worksheet - Step Zero, will still be useful and can be found in the CIMS Problem Solving Toolkit.
Are all public schools in Florida required to have a school improvement plan (SIP)?
Yes. Section 1001.42, Florida Statutes (F.S.), requires districts to annually approve, and require implementation of, a SIP for each school in the district (including virtual schools and alternative centers such as DJJ or ESE). Charter schools are exempt from this requirement, pursuant to section 1002.33(16), Florida Statutes, unless they have a grade of D or F, in which case they must follow the requirements of Rule 6A-1.099827, Florida Administrative Code.
Are charter schools subject to Differentiated Accountability under section 1008.33, Florida Statutes?
No, charter schools are exempt from this statute, pursuant to section 1002.33(16), Florida Statutes. If a charter has a current grade of D or F, they must follow the accountability requirements of Rule 6A-1.099827, Florida Administrative Code.
Schools may use the following reports in New EDW when completing Parts I and III of the SIP:
This document directs schools to the PeopleSoft queries: