Knowledge is Opportunity

The 2020–21 school year presents us all with continuing questions. One thing we know is that we’ll never think of “school” the same way as we did before COVID-19.

To support educators, we continue to draw on the expertise and practices of our specialists, our members, and the global education community. Find relevant, timely, and actionable information on our Return to School page.

What is Cognia?

We are a global network of enthusiastic educators here to help you strengthen your schools, so that all students have the opportunities that knowledge brings. Are you ready to push your educational community to new levels?

Your success is our mission

Cognia is a forward thinking nonprofit organization laser-focused on improving educational opportunities for all learners. When you work with us, you can expect:

Unmatched expertise to help you achieve visionary goals

Fresh perspective to help you link student and school performance

A global network of educators dedicated to your priorities

Services and solutions backed by well-regarded research

Cognia is taking real action toward diversity, equity, and inclusion—in our organization and for our network. CEO Dr. Mark Elgart describes our commitment.

Is your district doing enough? Next, expand your understanding of strategies for providing all learners equitable educational opportunities. Watch the webinar, “District Leaders Reflect on Equity: Challenges and Hope for the Future.”

Our robust services help you go further

We know schools because we’re in schools

Our global network of educators guides you to diagnose challenges and implement change.


Serving educators around the world

Education institutions worldwide look to Cognia for proven practices, insightful research, and strategies for the future.

A path to achievement

Our expertise spans a wide range of educational issues. But when it comes to what’s most important in your school or region, you’re the authority. That’s why we partner with you to help reach your goals.

Boston Public Schools: Improving student learning through formative assessment
Case Study

Boston Public Schools: Improving student learning through formative assessment

Boston, MA
Boston district leaders turned to Cognia when they needed a set of common assessments that could support different curricula and pacing in place within grades.
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Meeting the Promise of Continuous Improvement

Meeting the Promise of Continuous Improvement

Insights from the AdvancED Continuous Improvement System and Observations of Effective Schools
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