Research and Effectiveness
We engage in regular cycles of research to maximize the effectiveness of the tools, solutions, and programs you rely on for school improvement.
Cognia’s work starts with extensive research on effective teaching and learning strategies, assessment methods, and school improvement practices. Our research-based Performance Standards reflect current, rigorous research and provide the foundation for the multitude of tools and solutions we provide.
Cognia’s research-based and practice-informed accreditation process accelerates institutional improvement by emphasizing self-reflection, evidence-gathering, collective ownership, and a growth mindset.
Cognia's Continuous Improvement Framework
All schools can improve, just as all learners strive to reach their full potential. Cognia supports and facilitates school improvement through its research-based continuous improvement framework.
Cognia Performance Standards
Cognia’s Standards serve as the foundation for all of our work. They are both rooted in rigorous research and informed by practice and experience. This paper examines the research underpinning our Standards.
Cognia believes that research should lead to action. We conduct pilot and field testing, develop data-centered case studies about our member institutions, and perform other qualitative and quantitative research to ensure our products and services meet your needs.