The Cognia Difference

Global Perspective, Local Solutions

You face complex demands unimagined by your predecessors

No matter how broad your expertise, education today presents unique challenges. Outside perspectives help leaders, like you, to understand where your schools excel, and where you need to focus to meet tomorrow’s students’ needs. Our century’s worth of classroom data, powered by a global network that reaches tens of millions of students, equips us to share our understanding of global trends and challenges, paired with keen awareness of what works day-to-day—in your region and around the world. Learn more about pathways to improvement with Cognia membership.

Cognia provides schools access to effective and insightful tools that can inform and support school improvement plans. In addition, the people that we have met at Cognia were experienced and dedicated educators that embody a very authentic commitment to school improvement and enhancing learning and development opportunities for young and adult learners.”
Nirmeen Alireza
Academy Director/School Founder
Nün Academy, Jeddah, KSA

Mayar International Schools

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.

What makes a good school?

Every school’s improvement journey is unique but they should always include consistent measures of the quality.

Reach beyond ordinary

Unmatched knowledge

We are the largest education improvement organization in the world. You can rely on our history of success, built on expertise across a range of educational practices  focused on school improvement, assessment, student engagement, effective learning environments, and data use. Our professionals help you achieve visionary goals for your school or system, combining their own classroom and administrative experience with a far-reaching outlook.

Holistic view

You may have lots of data, without the ability to draw a big picture. Working with us, you get a view that links improvement, assessment, and school quality to student and school performance. Within your unique context, we help you identify your current reality and set priorities to make meaningful change.

Regional relationships

Our staff members are located across the U.S. and around the world. Your regional team knows your area and your challenges. A director and professional learning specialist will help you access Cognia solutions—allowing you to get quick answers, links to resources, and connections with other educators near you.

Illuminating process

The accreditation and certification cycle engages your institution’s team in shared goals and effective steps to accomplish them. Cognia experts collaborate with you throughout the process to support your ongoing progress. Starting in 2022–23, the cycle extends from five to six years, giving you and your team more time to assess, implement, and evaluate your initiatives. See the complete process.

Local and global networks

When you work with Cognia, you become connected with local and global experience. This allows you to discuss timely issues with other educators in your region and get access to successful practices developed with thousands of educators around the world who share a passion for improving education.

Well-regarded research

From large-scale student assessment to professional learning for your school’s faculty, every aspect of our practice is based on thorough research and analysis. Psychometrically sound assessment results fortify your decision making, while extensive research and thousands of classroom observations underpin foundational performance standards that help you identify and implement improvement strategies.

Thoughtful collaborations for learner success

Imagine a culturally relevant and meaningful improvement system for every institution and community of learners. A truly effective improvement journey must be able to incorporate specific content, standards, and criteria to ensure improvement activities are clearly aligned with the mission, vision, beliefs, and principles specific to that institution. To accomplish that vision, we work hand in hand with public, K–12 State Education Agencies (SEAs) and with non-public institutions including Catholic schools, dioceses, and other faith-based affiliates, and specialized continuous improvement organizations.

With each department or organization, we craft an agreement that addresses your unique needs through cost-effective and sustainable tools and services that continuously elevate the quality of K–12 education. As a global organization, we recognize the expertise of the many educators in the agencies with which we work, understanding that we all contribute toward expanding the knowledge and outreach of a collaborative network.

Connect to a global community.