Improve outcomes for all learners
Your school or district’s membership with Cognia connects you to a local and global community of educators who learn, grow, and improve—together. And, as you grow, so do the outcomes for all learners.
Cognia embraces a holistic approach to continuous improvement with tools and resources, research-based standards, online differentiated professional development (PD) for you and your professional staff, and accreditation and certification. For one annual membership fee, take advantage of all of these benefits or just the ones that are right for you.
Cognia Improvement Platform
A suite of tools and resources for collaboration and decision making:
- myJourney dashboard
- Effective Learning Environments Observation Tool® (eleot®)
- New! Teacher Observation Tool
- Strategies and the inFocus guide
- Formative Assessment Content Library
eleot training course
3 free registrations to gain certification on the eleot—focusing on how students respond to instruction
A local expert working with you to maximize the impact of your membership benefits and tailor solutions to your improvement priorities
NEW! Cognia Learning Community
A 24/7 online platform for your institution’s leaders and professional staff, to customize learning and connect with peers around the world
Accreditation and STEM certification
Opportunity to earn internationally recognized designations of your institution’s excellence; includes readiness toolkit, resources, and support
Price per school
Outside U.S. $2,500
Early Learning $900
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Learn, grow, and improve.
Cognia membership brings together comprehensive resources you need to accelerate improvement.
Fund your improvement journey.
You can use ESSER funds to access an array of solutions and learning opportunities.
Pathways to improvement: Membership in action
Membership is the starting point for powerful, aligned, and proven pathways for addressing your institution’s challenges—growing leaders, enhancing teacher effectiveness, improving student achievement, and more. We help you gather data and set improvement goals in a research-based framework.
- Pursue accreditation and certification, implementing processes that will support and sustain ongoing improvement
- Start with improvement-focused tools and resources on the Cognia Improvement Platform for consistent data gathering that cultivates informed decision making
- Implement the new Teacher Observation Tool to gather consistent feedback and help teachers improve their practice
- Activate free access for all your professional staff members to the Cognia Learning Community to inspire and personalize their professional learning and connect with peers
Be inspired by success stories from our members
Systems and schools use Cognia solutions to support continuous school improvement efforts.
Liberty Public Schools
This Missouri school district of 12,500+ students partnered with Cognia to move beyond state standards for accreditation to build an innovative culture focused on continuous improvement.
Mayar International Schools
Already high-performing, Mayar International Schools in Amman, Jordan leveraged Cognia resources and tools to further increase educator, learner, and resource capacity.
More ways to help your continuous improvement
No two schools are alike, and your institution’s membership reflects your unique needs. At your convenience, a dedicated regional specialist can help customize solutions that focus on these needs. For an additional fee, personalize your membership with:
AdvancED [Cognia] not only offered our school a chance to grow and offer a great academic culture, but also helped us create deeper relationships with our students.”Maria Lourdes MendozaHead of Institution, Escuela Maternal InternacionalSan Juan, PR
We were fortunate when we closed out our year that we partnered with Cognia for assessment. The assessments are a good match for the scope and sequence of our curriculum. We got the data back quickly and it gave us a helpful baseline.”Gary TipsordSuperintendent, LeRoy CUSD #2LeRoy, IL
Until the data exposed the academic differences, bias and equity were not part of the conversation. Before we analyzed actual data, the achievement gap was suspected but not widely accepted as actual. After reflection and review, it became apparent that bias, sensitivity, and equity needed to become part of the discussion. School improvement teams and district improvement teams now write, vocalize, and follow through on actions that are intentionally aligned to closing the achievement gap.”Nick Baughman, Ed.D.Associate Superintendent, Yorkville School District 115Yorkville, IL
It’s not for compliance, but for monitoring and identifying the supports schools need and how that transitions to the work we do at the district level.”Phil ValdezDeputy Superintendent, Farmington Municipal SchoolsFarmington, NM
Among the many benefits of partnership, our statewide collaboration with AdvancED [Cognia] has yielded an unwavering focus on continuous improvement, student performance, and stakeholder satisfaction.”Kirsten BaeslerState Superintendent, North Dakota Department of Public InstructionBismarck, ND
Cognia is more than a partner in our journey for continuous improvement, because they anticipate our needs as a district and as educators while also being open to innovation and creating solutions for our staff and students. We would not have had the success and growth we’ve had this year without the support from Cognia and the ND Department of Public Instruction.”Kari SchneiderCurriculum Director, Killdeer Public School District #16Killdeer, ND
Cognia has served as a guide to the Somerset network, emphasizing collaboration in order to create a cohesive movement towards continuous school improvement.”Bernardo Montero, Ed.D.President/Principal, Somerset Academy Charter SchoolsHialeah, FL