Holistic educational improvement starts with meaningful assessment. Cognia works with schools, systems, and large education agencies to deliver reliable assessment solutions and provide unsurpassed support.

With 40 years delivering assessment solutions, our impact is far-reaching


Assessments to grow student learning

We apply the rigor of science and the art of true collaboration to meet your need for the full range of K–12 assessments. From instructional resources to system- and statewide programs, you get the same industry-leading standards and thoughtful designs.

Large-scale impact and efficiency

Cognia’s approach to summative assessment emphasizes three key elements: principled design, purposeful collaboration, and meaningful data. Our specialists extensively explore the standards with your curriculum and assessment staff. We work with you to design and deliver efficient assessments with meticulous accuracy and outstanding support, to schools and students across your state, province, or region.

Outstanding instructional resources and school year data

Educators look for evidence of student learning to inform instruction. Cognia formative and interim curriculum-aligned assessments provide on-going monitoring of student performance to gauge student understanding and adjust individual or group instruction—while learning is taking place.

Cognia’s multi-state alternate assessment consortium has led the way in passing federal peer review, and the program has won awards for its leading technical report design.

Timely reporting

To ensure assessment results are sound and aligned to intended purpose, Cognia’s advanced technology and rich experience drive innovation in our psychometrics and reporting teams. The Measurement Portal brings content, measurement, and data experts together to ensure quality and accuracy of the results.

Putting data to work

To maximize meaning and purpose, Cognia assessment services are bolstered by professional learning opportunities. Asynchronous learning in the Cognia Learning Community conveniently supports assessment literacy, while in-person professional learning enhances the understanding of assessment outcomes and appropriate uses.

Additionally, dynamic reports and analytics tools provide leaders and educators greater insights into learning outcomes and trends in performance.

We appreciate the excellent job in supporting our goals for continually improving student learning in the state.”
Craig Walker
Executive Director of State Assessments
State Department of Education (OK)
As a professional working with administrators and teachers serving students with the most significant disabilities, I found our team helpful, resourceful, and highly effective.”
Patricia Tweedy
Regional Lead Trainer
New York State Alternate Assessment (NY)
For over 30 years, we have received high-quality state-level assessments consisting of a variety of item types. Developers worked closely with our state content specialists in a collaborative process.”
Charlene Tucker
Director of Assessment & Accountability
Department of Education (ME)
We use assessment from Cognia to continuously strengthen the high-quality teaching and learning that takes place.”
Mark Howard
Chief of Performance Accountability
School District of Palm Beach County (FL)

Balance and meaning

Understanding how different types of assessment work together in a balanced system helps education leaders and teams use assessment options effectively. Multiple components serve different purposes at different times. Use this infographic to establish a common understanding among your team, paving the way for productive discussions.

Your students deserve the best.