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The purpose of the Comprehensive School Improvement Plan (CSIP) is to chart the course for improved student learning. Through CSIP development, districts and schools will work collaboratively to review data, set goals, determine strategies or actions to accomplish goals, and evaluate the results. This process of continuous improvement focuses efforts on instructional improvement linked to student learning.


School districts and accredited nonpublic schools will develop, implement, and file with the department a comprehensive school improvement plan that includes, but is not limited to, demonstrated school, parental, and community involvement in assessing educational needs, establishing local education standards and student achievement levels. Iowa Code section 256.7

2017 Submission Requirements

This year’s submission will again be done through the Consolidated Accountability and Support Application (CASA). Additional information on this application, including an informational webinar, can be found here. 2017 CSIPs must be submitted by close of business on Friday, September 15, 2017.

An abbreviated CSIP has been developed as changes in Federal Legislation, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), and changes in the required standardized assessment in Iowa are finalized. Note: Although the district should write additional learning goals to address needs in math, science, and locally determined indicators, this abbreviated CSIP will focus on PK-6 literacy goals.

Comprehensive School Improvement Plan (CSIP) Requirements (2017-08-17)

CSIP Questions with Code References

Prior Year Public Reports


Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on March 24, 2018 at 3:07pm.