School Improvement Planning (CSIP)

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Comprehensive School Improvement Planning

The Comprehensive School Improvement Plan (CSIP) is a multi-phase plan.

Phase I: The first phase includes the Comprehensive School Diagnostic, which is a process that includes collecting input from stakeholders through various feedback tools and that creates a big picture of school improvement that shows areas within which to improve and garners a commitment to address improvement.

Phase II: The next phase includes conducting a Needs Assessment. The Needs Assessment looks at the current state of the school through the lens of data as a starting point. Gaps emerge between the school’s current state and the vision and mission. A data profile is established, and from there, target areas are selected for improvement that aligns with school priorities and with concerns as identified from the needs assessment and gap analysis. Areas of strength are also identified to use as leverage points for growth. The School Safety Diagnostic is also part of the second phase and requires answering questions about the School Safety Plan, reflection processes, and resulting edits.

Phase III: The third phase includes the Title I Annual Review, the School Improvement Plan, and the Executive Summary and a Peer-Review. Title I Annual Review is for all schools that receive Title I funding in the current and previous school year. The review requires reflection on the Title I Plan for the school, how well the components worked, and what areas need improvement. The School Improvement Plan includes five required school-level goals that should be measurable; has strategies and activities aligned to the KCWPs, the JCPS Three Pillars, and the JCPS Six Essential Systems in the form of action plans; and has resources needed to carry out the action plans. The Executive Summary provides a snapshot of the demographics of the community and school; a summary of the Vision, Mission, and Core Beliefs; and the schools’ achievement and successes. It also briefly addresses areas marked for improvement. Prior to submission, the School Improvement Plan is peer-reviewed through a Tuning Protocol where peers ask clarifying questions and provide warm and cool feedback to support fine-tuning the plan.

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eProve® Login for School Employees

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eProve® is the online system in which schools and districts will submit their Continuous Improvement Plans. Log in using your JCPS email address and your personal password.

New to eProve®? You should have received an email with the subject “Welcome to eProve® Diagnostics!” containing a link where you can immediately set your password. Please check your Junk Mail folder if you cannot locate the eProve® email. If you are having trouble setting up your account, contact us at

JCPS CSIP Planning Resources 

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JCPS strives to make the Improvement Planning process clear, aligned to state and district initiatives, and meaningful for each school. An outline of each Phase of the CSIP process is provided, including detailed steps for completion as well as dates for JCPS Professional Development and support. Additional information for CSI schools is also included. For JCPS resources on completing the CSIP, please visit the JCPS Planning Resources link.

Kentucky Department of Education Planning Resources

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Additional Resources (Budget, Data Systems)

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Previously Submitted Plans
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CSIPs are publically posted for each school. The following link accesses school CSIPs and diagnostics for the current school year. Please contact the Systems Improvement and Planning Office at (502) 485-3036 for questions about the CSIP, diagnostics, or attachments. 703 KAR 5:225