Program Improvement Plan (PIP)

A Program Improvement Plan (PIP) provides programs with an individualized guide for continuous quality improvement. Programs participating in Maryland EXCELS submit a PIP, along with a statement describing their process for developing it, to meet the requirements of Accreditation and Rating Scales (ACR) 3.3, 3.4, and 3.5 or Accreditation/Validation and Rating Scale (AVR) 3.4 and 3.5. The Maryland EXCELS Program Improvement Plan form is designed to help programs track progress toward and achieve program improvement goals.

Use the PIP Guidance for additional support in creating a Program Improvement Plan that includes all the required components of Maryland EXCELS as well as additional program priorities. The PIP Guidance can be used with the PIP form, or to revise an existing Program Improvement Plan.

PIP Guidance

PIP Form