Improving Systems, Practices and Outcomes

State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) Phase II

Tools and Resources

  • DOC: Sample SSIP Action Plan Template: This sample action plan template provides states with a suggested, but not required, format and examples of potential content to assist them in completing their Phase II SSIP improvement plan and evaluation plan.
  • SSIP Phase II Process Guide: The SSIP Phase II Process Guide describes the steps needed to accomplish the work of the three components of Phase II: 1. Infrastructure Development, 2. Support for EIS Programs and/or EIS Provider Implementation of Evidence-Based Practices, and 3. Evaluation.
  • Recommended Resources for Evaluating Program Improvement Efforts (including the SSIP): This document provides a list of recommended existing resources for state Part C and Part B 619 staff and technical assistance (TA) providers to utilize to support evaluation planning for program improvement efforts (including the State Systemic Improvement Plan, SSIP). (updated February 28, 2017)

SSIP Phase II Content Analysis

View all maps in PDF: Phase II SSIP Content Analysis Maps: State Approaches to SSIP Implementation, or see individual maps below.


  • PDF: SIMRs: This map displays the states State-identified Measurable Result (SIMR) by outcome(s) or other variables for the Part C SSIP as report in their Phase II SSIP.
  • PDF: EBPs: This map reflects how state reported they will begin implementation of evidence-based Practices (EBPs) (e.g. statewide, in selected sites, programs or teams, combination of statewide and selected sites).
  • PDF: Accountability and Quality Improvement: This map identifies the states that included improvement activities and evaluation of outcomes related to their Accountability and Quality Improvement System in their Phase II SSIPs.
  • PDF: Data System: This map identifies the states that included improvement activities and evaluation of outcomes related to their Data System in their Phase II SSIPs.
  • PDF: Finance: This map identifies the states that included improvement activities and evaluation of outcomes related to their Finance System in their Phase II SSIPs.
  • PDF: Governance: This map identifies the states that included improvement activities and evaluation of outcomes related to their Governance System in their Phase II SSIPs.
  • PDF: Personnel/TA: This map identifies the states that included improvement activities and evaluation of outcomes related to their Personnel/TA System in their Phase II SSIPs.
  • PDF: Quality Standards: This map identifies the states that included improvement activities and evaluation of outcomes related to their Quality Standards in their Phase II SSIPs.
  • PDF: Alignment with Section 619: This map reflects those states that reported aligning with Early Childhood Special Education, Section 619 to support implementation of their SSIP improvement activities.
  • PDF: Alignment with Early Head Start/Head Start and Child Care: This map displays those states that reported aligning with Early Head Start/Head Start and Child Care to support implementation of their SSIP improvement activities.
  • PDF: Alignment with Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Programs: This map displays those states that reported alignment with Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Programs to support implementation of their SSIP improvement activities.

SSIP Phase II Webinars

Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center

  • CB 8040
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8040
  • phone: 919.962.2001
  • fax: 919.966.7463
  • email: ectacenter@unc.edu

The ECTA Center is a program of the FPG Child Development Institute of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, funded through cooperative agreement number H326P120002 from the Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education. Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily represent the Department of Education's position or policy.

  • FPG Child Development Institute
  • OSEP's TA&D Network:IDEAs that Work