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 3 - Talent Excellence

Recruit, develop and empower a diverse, high-performing team to maximize achievement for each student.

Performance Measures:

3.1 90% (stretch goal of 100%) of new teacher and administrator hires will meet top-tier requirements as measured by DoDEA’s selection criteria rubric by SY 2017-2018.

3.2 DoDEA will increase its teacher and administrator applicant pool diversity by a minimum of 2% annually through SY 2017-2018.

3.3 DoDEA survey results will indicate that 75% of respondents will “Agree” or “Strongly Agree” on indicators of the following areas: teacher quality, leadership quality, instructional experiences and methods, and development and continuous learning by SY 2017-2018.

3.4 Annual Federal Viewpoint Survey results will indicate an annual 2% increase in “Favorable” responses on the development and empowerment indices.

3.5 DoDEA personnel not covered under a current bargaining unit agreement (BUA) will have an approved, written plan that facilitates professional growth and development by SY 2014-2015. Employees covered by a BUA will establish individual growth/ development plans in accordance with the BUA.

3.6 All teachers and leaders will demonstrate knowledge and application of 21st Century teaching, learning and leading strategies by SY 2017-2018.

“wonderful teachers who share the passion to teach our children.”