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. 

What's new at Cognia?

The Cognia Global Commission
The Cognia Global Commission
The Cognia Global Commission grants accreditation and certification for all institutions and systems within their authority. Read about the commission board members and their ...
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Leader Chat: Leading and Implementing Proficiency-based Systems with Robert Marzano
Leader Chat: Leading and Implementing Proficiency-based Systems with Robert Marzano
Those who have been in education for some time and have paid attention know Robert Marzano is a rock star! His expertise ...
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New Standards for 2022
Performance Standards
Performance standards taking effect in 2022–23 embrace today’s challenges and set a vision for quality education in our times. In spring 2021, ...
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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

Stories that Matter

Districts and schools around the country and the world use Cognia solutions to help all learners realize their potential. Read their stories.

The Future of Educational Assessment
Stories that Matter

The Future of Educational Assessment

Cultivate a healthy school culture to support teachers
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Liberty Public Schools: Data-Guided Progress
Stories that Matter

Liberty Public Schools: Data-Guided Progress

Liberty, MO
A northeast suburb of Kansas City, MO, Liberty Public Schools (LPS) used the Cognia accreditation process to improve its data gathering and analysis process. The collected data helped to inform the district’s strategic plan and its guiding documents: LPS’ Vivid Vision and graduate profile.
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Mayar International Schools: Nurturing Excellence
Stories that Matter

Mayar International Schools: Nurturing Excellence

Amman, Jordan
Mayar International Schools (MIS), located in Amman, Jordan, pursued Cognia’s accreditation process to continue and enhance its record of excellence. As a result, MIS increased educator capacity, boosted its credibility, provided a common understanding of standards, and improved classroom environment.
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It Matters: 347,248 Student Voices About Engagement in School
Stories that Matter

It Matters: 347,248 Student Voices About Engagement in School

Volume 1
How are students feeling about their learning and school? Data from Cognia’s Student Engagement Survey reveal actionable insights.
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Montgomery Public Schools: Steady improvements
Stories that Matter

Montgomery Public Schools: Steady improvements

Montgomery, AL
Montgomery Public Schools in Montgomery, Alabama, used Cognia’s analysis of its underlying issues and continuing guidance to overcome a range of challenges, restoring the faith of both the state board of education and the local community.
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Moscow School District: Building on Strength
Stories that Matter

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
Stories that Matter

MyVoice: Activating the Power of School Culture Through Teacher Voice and Agency

Cultivate a healthy school culture to support teachers
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Allendale County Schools: Rising Out of the Bottom 5%
Stories that Matter

Allendale County Schools: Rising Out of the Bottom 5%

Fairfax, SC
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
Stories that Matter

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
Stories that Matter

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
Stories that Matter

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
Stories that Matter

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
Stories that Matter

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
Stories that Matter

Meeting the Promise of Continuous Improvement

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