Improving Systems, Practices and Outcomes

State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) Phase III

Tools and Resources

  • SSIP Phase III Process Guide: This SSIP Phase III Considerations and Resource Guide includes key considerations and resources to support states in implementing the SSIP and evaluating implementation progress and outcomes.
  • WWW: SSIP Phase III Q & A: The Office of Special Education Programs Performance Accountability Team developed this State Systemic Improvement Plan Phase III Q&A document to assist States in developing their SSIPs.
  • WWW: SSIP Phase III Guidance Tool: The Office of Special Education Programs Performance Accountability Implementation Team has developed this State Systemic Improvement Plan Evaluation Plan Guidance Tool to assist states in developing, implementing and evaluating their SSIPs.
  • WWW: SSIP Phase III Organizational Report Outline: The Office of Special Education Programs Performance Accountability Implementation Team has developed a State Systemic Improvement Plan Phase III Organizational Report Outline to assist states in developing their SSIP Phase III submission due to OSEP on April 3, 2017. This is an optional report outline developed in response to State requests for a Phase III writing guide or template.
  • 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 III Content Analysis

View all maps in Phase III, Year One 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 III, Year One SSIP.
  • PDF: Accountability and Quality Improvement: This map identifies the states that reported planned and implemented improvement activities related to Accountability and Quality Improvement as reported in their Phase II and Phase III, Year One SSIPs.
  • PDF: Data System: This map identifies the states that reported planned and implemented improvement activities related to their Data System as reported in their Phase II and Phase III, Year One SSIPs.
  • PDF: Finance: This map identifies the states that reported planned and implemented improvement activities related to Finance as reported in their Phase II and Phase III, Year One SSIPs.
  • PDF: Governance: This map identifies the states that reported planned and implemented improvement activities related to Governance as reported in their Phase II and Phase III, Year One SSIPs.
  • PDF: Personnel/TA: This map identifies the states that reported planned and implemented improvement activities related to Personnel/TA as reported in their Phase II and Phase III, Year One SSIPs.
  • PDF: Quality Standards: This map identifies the states that reported planned and implemented improvement activities related to Quality Standards as reported in their Phase II and Phase III, Year One SSIPs.
  • IDEAs that Work: Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education

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