Ohio Improvement Process (OIP)

Ohio Improvement Process (OIP)

The Comprehensive Continuous Improvement Plan (CCIP) is a unified grants application and verification system that consists of two parts:  The Planning Tool and the Funding Application.  The Planning Tool contains the goals, strategies, action steps and district goal amounts for all grants in the CCIP.

The OIP was developed as a method for planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation that can be used by any district or community school for improving student learning.  Districts have the support of the ESC to engage in the OIP as outlined in three phases.

Benefits to Districts:

  • State trained ESC facilitators of the OIP tools, processes, and materials
  • Experienced help with developing a focused needs assessment
  • Skillful support for developing district CCIP goals, strategies and action steps
  • Knowledgeable guidance in monitoring plan implementation

Phase OneThe Decision Framework:  In the first phase of the CCIP/OIP process, district participants engage in a facilitated review of district data. Though other data are considered, the primary focus is data identified in the Decision Framework leading to the development of an electronic needs assessment that is required for the CCIP. The services included in this phase are as follows:

State Report Card Summary  A written analysis of building and district report cards identifying areas of strength and weaknesses in each reporting area of the state report card.
Face-to-face facilitation of the Decision Framework Participants are guided through the electronic Decision Framework data with an experienced, state trained OIP facilitator.  Comprehensive facilitation of the Decision Framework review process culminates in an identification of areas of concern to consider for the district/building CCIP.
Needs Assessment


Using the areas of improvement generated by the responses to questions in the Decision Framework, the skilled facilitator engages participants in narrowing their focus to a limited number of high impact concerns upon which to establish their electronic needs assessment. The facilitator continues supporting the completion of needs assessment that gets submitted as required for the CCIP.

Phase Two—Developing the CCIP:  Trained facilitators guide district in the development of goals, strategies, and action steps reflecting the needs assessment submitted into the electronic CCIP.  Facilitators assist in crafting the articulation of the plan to meet state and federal guidelines and requirements.  The School Improvement Team’s objective is to assist leaders develop a high leverage, focused plan with an emphasis on teaching and learning.

Phase ThreeMonitoring the CCIP:  The facilitators support the district in the utilization of the state-developed electronic Implementation, Management and Monitoring tool.  The tool provides a way for districts to document how their CCIP will be implemented.  The facilitator helps districts identify items to be measured, resources needed, persons/groups responsible, timeline for implementing, and completion status of implementation items.

The School Improvement Team members are also available to assist district leaders present the district CCIP to the local board of education, to the community and/or to the district staff.


For Questions for Information Contact: Stan Laferty, 513.735.8322, laferty_s@ccesc.org or Catherine Schulte, 513.735.8317, schulte_c@ccesc.org