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Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy

Learning Standards Office

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What is the Learning Standards Office (LSO)?

The LSO is geared to academic excellence.  We ensure that education standards are being met across all schools within the VA Acquisition Academy (VAAA) and that those who come to the VAAA will receive the training they need to enhance their skills.  At the conclusion of each course or training event, learners complete evaluations to be thoroughly analyzed by LSO staff.  The LSO is also involved in VAAA enterprise quality assurance.  The LSO then advises and assists each school in improving and updating its curriculum.

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The primary goals of the Learning Standards Office include supporting program evaluation, maintaining stakeholder engagement, initiating standards development through accreditation, and cultivating strategic partnerships.

  • Leverage instructional technology standards to continuously provide innovative methods for obtaining greater learner achievement within the VAAA enterprise.

  • Develop strategic partnerships with organizations committed to high quality acquisition education standards.

  • Remain technically and tactically proficient in the standards development process supporting research and development opportunities leading to organizational performance improvement.

  • Provide a means and method for stakeholder engagement in development of a VAAA comprehensive continuous evaluation process.