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 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.

Performance Measures:

1.1 75% of students in grades 3–11 will score in the top two quarters and no more than 5% in the bottom quarter on the system-wide standardized assessment in math, science, reading, language arts and social studies by SY 2017–2018.

1.2 All 3rd grade students will meet or exceed the end-of-year grade-level reading proficiency benchmark by SY 2017–2018. K–3 students not meeting grade-level reading proficiency benchmarks will be enrolled in a reading intervention program by SY 2016–2017.

1.3 Implement Common Core State Standards curriculum in math, english language arts and science by SY 2015–2016.

1.4 DoDEA will increase curricular and co-curricular opportunities to cultivate student interest and build student competencies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields by SY 2017–2018.

1.5 75% of students in grades 5, 7 and 9 shall meet or exceed the health standards of physical fitness criterion by SY 2017–2018.

1.6 Meet the College and Career Readiness student performance and participation metrics identified in Volume II (implementing strategies) of the CSP by SY 2017–2018.

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