Activate the Power of Community with Cognia Membership

Every day you marshal your creativity, resourcefulness, and resilience to serve your learners. Imagine sharing and receiving similar inspiration and commitment with a worldwide community of educators—to improve outcomes for all learners.

Cognia™ brings together a global community of educators, volunteers, and staff members—passionate professionals all dedicated to expanding opportunities for learners. With your insitution’s membership in the Cognia Global Network, your team has access to the depth and breadth of this community’s expertise.

Pathways to improvement

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.

  • Start with improvement-focused tools and resources on the Cognia Improvement Platform that take you from strategic planning to consistent data gathering and informed decision making
  • Pursue accreditation and certification, implementing processes that will support and sustain ongoing improvement
  • 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—coming soon—to inspire and personalize their professional learning and connect with peers

Customize your membership

No two schools are alike, and your institution’s membership reflects your unique needs. At your convenience, a specialist dedicated to your region can help you identify additional options available only to members—such as targeted Improvement Solutions and Cognia Assessments—that focus on your priorities.

For example, look to our solutions to:

  • Improve student achievement with engagement and assessment resources
  • Collaborate with leaders beyond your school or system for true, supportive exchange and real-world solutions
  • Take a fresh approach to your whole improvement plan, with a process that cultivates buy-in across your stakeholders

Being an educator is a calling.

Watch this 90-second video to learn more about our member community.

Learn, grow, and improve.

Cognia membership brings together comprehensive resources you need to accelerate improvement.

Apply emergency funding.

You can use ESSER funds to access an array of solutions and learning opportunities.

See how institutions get results with Cognia

Systems and schools use Cognia solutions—from accreditation to turnaround to assessment—to help all learners realize their potential.

Montgomery Public Schools

In Alabama’s third-largest city, a district moves out of state intervention and restores the public’s confidence through disciplined initiatives and support from Cognia.

Farmington Schools

A New Mexico district applied insights from Cognia Accreditation reviews and Assessment Services to hone its focus on instructional leadership and student engagement.

Moscow School District

This district of 2,400+ students in Moscow, Idaho, worked with Cognia to boost academic performance and withstand the disengaging effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Membership benefits


Accreditation and certification

Opportunity to earn internationally recognized designations of your institution’s excellence; includes readiness toolkit, resources, and support.

Personalized support

A local expert working with you to maximize the impact of your membership benefits and tailor solutions for your improvement priorities

Cognia Improvement Platform

A suite of tools and resources for collaboration and evidence-based decision making:

  • myJourney dashboard
  • New! Teacher Observation Tool
  • eleot®
  • Surveys
  • Diagnostics
  • Strategies and the inFocus guide
  • Formative Assessment Content Library
  • Workspace

eleot training course

3 free registrations to gain certification on the Effective Learning Environments Observation Tool®—focusing on how students respond to instruction

NEW! Cognia Learning Community

A 24/7 online platform, free for your institution’s leaders and professional staff, to customize learning and connect with peers around the world (coming soon)

Price per institution through June 30, 2022



U.S. $1,200

Outside U.S. $2,500 

Early Learning $900

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 Mendoza
Head of Institution, Escuela Maternal Internacional
San 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 Tipsord
Superintendent, LeRoy CUSD #2
LeRoy, 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 and 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 115
Yorkville, 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 Valdez
Deputy Superintendent, Farmington Municipal Schools
Farmington, 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 Baesler
State Superintendent, North Dakota Department of Public Instruction
Bismarck, 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 Schneider
Curriculum Director, Killdeer Public School District #16
Killdeer, 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 Schools
Hialeah, FL

Speak with your local Cognia expert to learn about becoming a member.