Learning upended: How Americans experienced the shift to remote instruction

Originally published in the Phi Delta Kappan, November 27, 2020 In spring 2020, much of what parents, students, and teachers knew about schooling was upended, as the COVID-19 pandemic forced schools to make a sudden shift to remote instruction. Cognia conducted three surveys designed to better understand the effects of this abrupt shift to online…

4 Big Shifts the Coronavirus Is Bringing to the Assessment Industry

Dr. Mark Elgart, president and CEO of Cognia, spoke recently to EdWeek Market Brief about shifts in the industry and in states’ and districts’ needs for testing. While some companies have struggled as a result of institutions not administering testing during the pandemic, Cognia has been able to emphasize different aspects of its offerings, such…

Appearances in School Administrator Magazine

Cognia made several appearances in this month’s issue of School Administrator magazine by AASA, The School Superintendents Association. Dr. Mark Elgart, President and CEO, penned an article, Beyond Episodic Compliance, on how three school districts are using accreditation to leverage continuous improvement in different ways. Dr. Elgart is also quoted throughout Linda Kenney’s article, An Evolution in…

West Fargo Proves to be One of the Best Districts in Nation

Originally published in the West Fargo Pioneer, Feb 12, 2020 Every district in the state of North Dakota is required to have an external review every five years by a team consisting of trained educators from across the nation. The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction partners with a group called Cognia to do this…