The Power of Community

Educators are passionate about providing opportunities for all students to thrive. As educators ourselves, we share that passion. That’s why we connect professionals around the world in a community that learns, grows, and improves—together.

Enhance leadership, professional practice, and learning with proven solutions and support that accelerate your results. We’ll partner with you every step of the way. 

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Leader Chat: Student Engagement and Social Mobility with Andy Hargreaves
Leader Chat: Student Engagement and Social Mobility with Andy Hargreaves
Jeff Rose and Andy Hargreaves discuss his book Five Paths of Student Engagement and Moving, A Memoir of Education ...
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New Standards for 2022
New Standards for 2022
Performance standards taking effect in 2022–23 embrace today’s challenges and set a vision for quality education in our ...
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Leader Chat: High Conflict with Amanda Ripley
Leader Chat: High Conflict with Amanda Ripley
Wait until you hear this Leader Chat. This conversation is as relevant as it gets for today’s educational ...
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What is Cognia?

We are a global network of enthusiastic educators here to help you strengthen your schools. Our holistic approach to continuous improvement encompasses accreditation and certification, assessment, professional learning, and customized improvement services. Like you, we want all students to have the opportunities that knowledge brings. Are you ready to lead your education 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

Being an educator is a calling. A mission.

As educators ourselves, we understand educators. So we've designed a membership program that addresses the challenges you face every day. Watch this 90-second video to learn more about our community and how to join!

We’ll partner with you and provide the tools that address your challenges and get your students where you want them to be.

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

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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.




Montgomery Public Schools: Steady improvements
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Montgomery Public Schools: Steady improvements

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Moscow School District: Building on Strength
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Moscow School District: Building on Strength

Moscow, ID
By addressing areas for improvement through Cognia’s rigorous accreditation process, the Moscow School District in Moscow, Idaho, boosted academic performance and even helped students withstand the disengaging effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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MyVoice: Activating the Power of School Culture Through Teacher Voice and Agency
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MyVoice: Activating the Power of School Culture Through Teacher Voice and Agency

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Allendale County Schools: Rising Out of the Bottom 5%
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Allendale County Schools: Rising Out of the Bottom 5%

With critical support and focused improvement priorities identified after a diagnostic review by Cognia, Allendale County Schools in Fairfax, South Carolina, went from being a low-performing district to making unparalleled progress in its improvement initiatives.
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Redefining the Measurement of Early Childhood Program Quality and Child Outcomes
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Redefining the Measurement of Early Childhood Program Quality and Child Outcomes

A new approach can establish and measure consistent indicators of quality, to improve schooling for young learners
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Farmington Schools: Continuous improvement practices drive a common sense of purpose
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Farmington Schools: Continuous improvement practices drive a common sense of purpose

Farmington, NM
A New Mexico district uses continuous improvement practices and insights from Cognia Accreditation Engagement Reviews and Assessment Services to hone its focus on instructional leadership development and student engagement.
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Fleming County Schools: A district in rural Kentucky moves from turnaround to transformation
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Fleming County Schools: A district in rural Kentucky moves from turnaround to transformation

Fleming County, KY
How do underperforming schools turn around and improve? With deliberate analysis and action. Using Cognia's Diagnostic Review process, Fleming County (KY) Public Schools went from being one of the state’s lowest-performing districts to one of its most successful—a Distinguished District—in just three years.
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Westminster Public Schools: A suburban district innovates and improves to avoid state intervention
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Westminster Public Schools: A suburban district innovates and improves to avoid state intervention

Westminster, CO
A pioneering district in suburban Denver went from turnaround status to success story by partnering with Cognia. Using innovations in individualized learning and continuous improvement, Westminster schools saw dramatic results and avoided state takeover.
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Boston Public Schools: Improving student learning through formative assessment
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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
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Meeting the Promise of Continuous Improvement

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