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Comprehensive School Improvement Plan LEA


Schools or school districts will submit a revised five-year Comprehensive School Improvement Plan (CSIP) by September 15 of the school year following the comprehensive site visit specified in Iowa Code section 256.11 which incorporates, when appropriate, areas of improvement noted by the school improvement visitation team. 281--Iowa Administrative Code 12.8(2)


School districts and non-public schools are required to revise and recertify their CSIPs by the September 15th date of the next school year. Revisions, in accordance to Chapter 12, are based on any or all of the following actions:

  • completion of a site visit,
  • grade level changes (as in cases of reorganizations),
  • and/ or funding stream changes.

School districts and nonpublic schools are encouraged to annually update their CSIPs as ongoing planning documents.

Accessing Plans
School districts and accredited nonpublic schools can access the CSIP for updating through the portal. The CSIP is incorporated into the Consolidated Plan Application (C-Plan).
CSIPs are available for public review at the following link:

Reference Documents

Chapter 12 Matrix

Clone of C-Plan Matrix for CSIP Questions

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on February 06, 2016 at 2:29am.