CSP Definitions

Community Strategic Plan (CSP)

DoDEA’s five-year, strategic Continuous Improvement Plan for advancing DoD’s and DoDEA’s agenda for educating and serving military-connected children. The CSP provides the organization’s vision, mission, core values, goals, the implementing strategies for each goal.

Strategic Planning

The process by which the guiding members of an organization envision its future and develop the necessary strategies to achieve that future.


An idealized view of where an organization will be and/or will look like in the future, assuming all strategic goals are successfully achieved. It is a statement intended to express both aspiration and inspiration.


The primary purpose of an organization and for whom it performs it.

Core Values

The values and philosophy of an organization that guide the behavior and decisions of its members. The core values constitute the organization’s value system.


Long-range performance targets that are consistent with the mission, usually requiring a commitment of resources towards the initiatives critical to goal achievement. Goal achievement is required for an organization to realize its vision.


The plans for how organizational goals will be achieved.

Performance Measures

Measurable commitments which indicate desired performance levels for initiatives that contribute to the achievement of one or more goals. Each performance measure has an established baseline from which progress is measured.

Strategic Goal 2 - School Excellence

Develop and sustain each school to be high-performing within an environment of innovation, collaboration, continuous renewal and caring relationships.

Performance Measures:

All DoDEA schools will:

2.1 Show continuous improvement on the AdvancED Quality School accreditation, and consistent with our vision:

  1. achieve a minimum AdvancED Quality School accreditation level rating of “Accredited” during the current 5-year accreditation cycle ending in SY 2017/18;
  2. achieve an AdvancED Quality School accreditation level rating of “Distinction” or above during the accreditation cycle ending in SY 2022/23.

2.2 Meet the average daily student attendance rate of 93% or higher by SY 2017-2018.

2.3 Decrease the accident/injury rate by 3% each year through SY 2017-2018 as measured and reported in the Accident/Injury Reporting System.

2.4 Implement a standardized assessment system that enables and encourages all students to selfevaluate their level of physical fitness by SY 2014-2015.

2.5 Implement an Innovation Configuration map that identifies and describes the major components of quality Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) opportunities and facilitates STEM initiative performance measurement by SY 2013-2014.

2.6 DoDEA survey results will indicate that 80% of parents, students and teachers agree that their school rates as an “A” or “B” by SY 2017-2018.

“The life experiences that our children are getting will benefit them in many ways.”