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OIP (Ohio Improvement Process)

Last Updated: 8/23/2021 2:21 PM

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The Ohio Improvement Process (OIP) includes, but goes well beyond, the traditional plan-do-study-act (PDSA) cycle. When viewed as an organizational strategy, rather than an exercise in compliance, the OIP gives districts a template through which focused and intentional action can take place. To learn more about the OIP and its Steps, click on the OIP graphic.

The success of the OIP depends largely on supporting implementation which consists of setting up the collaborative teams and processes districts and schools need to identify, research, plan, implement and monitor, and examine their improvement efforts.

OIP brings educators together through collaborative team structures to learn from each other, and it facilitates communication and decision-making between and across levels of the system (district, central office, school, grade levels, content areas, classrooms).

The team structures at the core of the OIP form peer-to-peer networks, giving more people a voice and allowing for the inclusion of multiple perspectives in guiding each district’s journey toward organizational learning and continuous improvement.

OIP 5 step

Opportunities to learn more:


Resources and Supports for for Evidence-Based Strategies

Padlets of Resources

Ohio's State System of Support (SSoS)


Discussion Topics: 

Please contact your OIP consultant if you have any questions about the following topics:





Athens, Belpre, Fort Frye,  Jackson, Logan-Hocking, Nelsonville-York, Southern Local (Perry), Wellston


Alexander, Eastern, Gallipolis City, Oak Hill, Trimble,  Vinton, Wolf Creek, Gallia Board of DD, Jackson Board of DD, Meigs Board of DD


Crooksville, Federal Hocking, Frontier, Gallia Local, Marietta, Meigs, New Lexington, Southern Local (Meigs), Warren Local, Athens Board of DD, Washington Board of DD

One Needs Assessment and OIP/One Plan March 31, 2021 End of School Year End of School Year

Support Tool

(Note:  The Support Tool will be in addition to the One Needs Assessment information that will help you write your One Plan.)

March 31, 2021 End of School Year End of School Year


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