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.

DoDEA's Strategic Goals

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Strategic Goal 1 - Student Excellence
Challenge each student to maximize his or her potential and to excel academically, socially, emotionally and physically for life, college and career readiness.
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.
Strategic Goal 3 - Talent Excellence
Recruit, develop and empower a diverse, high-performing team to maximize achievement for each student.
Strategic Goal 4 - Organizational Excellence
Build a great, enduring and responsive organization that provides the appropriate resources, direction and services in pursuit of highest student achievement.
Strategic Goal 5 - Outreach Excellence
Foster family, school and community partnerships to expand educational opportunities for students.