Activate the Power of Community with Cognia Membership

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
  • Observations
  • Surveys
  • Diagnostics
  • Strategies and the inFocus guide
  • Formative Assessment Content Library
  • Workspace

eleot training course

3 free registrations to gain certification on the eleot—focusing on how students respond to instruction

Personalized support

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



U.S. $1,200

Outside U.S. $2,500 

Early Learning $900

Being an educator is a calling.

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Learn, grow, and improve.

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

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 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.

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.

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:

Leadership Circle

A community of K–12 superintendents and international system leaders, providing an intimate and trusted space to collaborate efficiently and authentically with like-minded peers

Strategic Thinking and Planning

A 4-step strategic planning process guided by Cognia facilitators to identify new areas for improvement and build upon strengths


An online platform that gives teachers a voice in school culture, increasing satisfaction and retention

Learning Libraries

Additional self-paced PD with immediate relevance that transforms instructional practice

School Turnaround Support

Targeted or comprehensive diagnostic reviews that drive school improvement


Large-scale system-wide assessment solutions, and assessment review services.

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 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 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.