Assessment

Data you can rely on plays an important part in planning and sustaining continuous improvement. Cognia works with schools, systems, and large education agencies to deliver reliable assessment solutions and support for teachers, to inform instruction and improve learning.

Like you, we’re passionate about helping all students succeed, no matter where they’re learning.

Balance and meaning

Now more than ever, you need to gather the right data for the right purposes, and understand the implications of that data. With decades of experience in high-stakes and local assessment solutions, Cognia brings you robust components for your balanced assessment system, built with rigor, pragmatism, and flexibility.

Understanding how different types of assessment work together in a balanced system helps education leaders and teams use assessment options effectively. We’ve worked with educators around the world to shed light on the sometimes mysterious world of assessment. 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.

Creative meets pragmatic

We apply the rigor of science and the art of flexibility 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

State- and ministry-wide solutions: Our specialists extensively explore the standards with your curriculum and assessment staff. We collaborate with you to design and deliver efficient assessments to schools and students across your state, province, or region—with meticulous accuracy and outstanding support.

Outstanding instructional resources

Cognia Formative Assessment: Institutions in the Cognia Global Network turn to Cognia formative solutions to provide teachers with standards-based tools, resources, and practices to gauge student understanding and adjust individual or group instruction—while learning is taking place. Members have access to downloadable item sets and extensive supporting resources, and can augment their membership with unlimited access to administration of items or item sets on our robust online platform. Using either format, teachers easily integrate these resources into daily instruction.

Improved local solutions

Assessment Review Service: Make sure your assessment results help you advance student learning. Our experts provide detailed feedback to improve your current tests, or work with you to customize new ones. The results? Meaningful team learning and high-quality assessments that align to your system’s standards, pacing, and statewide programs.

School-year data you can use

Cognia Interim Assessments: Three online administrations each year show student progress and deliver the information you need to adjust programs and instruction. Unlike disconnected testing experiences, these standards-based assessments are consistent with many districts’ instructional approaches—and with their annual statewide assessments. Members can choose Cognia Interim Assessments for a flat yearly fee—no more per-student or per-administration fees for most institutions. Learn more >

We use assessment from Cognia to continuously strengthen the high-quality teaching and learning that takes place."
Mark Howard
Chief of Performance Accountability
Palm Beach County, FL

Serving partners at every level

Education agency leaders

We collaborate with states, large systems, and international agencies to design and deliver programs that yield impeccable data to identify underserved programs or groups, evaluate programs, and fulfill external requirements.

District and system administrators

Through their Cognia memberships, superintendents and administrators provide their schools the strength, reliability, and instructional compatibility of our Formative and Interim Assessments, and improve the quality and usefulness of locally created assessments.

School leaders

Member institutions equip their teams with our easy-to-use, standards-based instructional tools, resources, and practices, to gauge student understanding and adjust individual or group instruction—while learning is taking place.

Your students deserve the best.