In spring 2021, Cognia completed a development cycle to examine and update the Cognia Performance Standards. The new Cognia Performance Standards apply to all K–12 and postsecondary institutions. The new standards will go into effect for Accreditation Engagement Reviews beginning in the 2022–2023 school year. The new performance standards embrace today’s challenges and set a vision for quality education in our times. Additionally, they incorporate new research and learning, provide a framework for continuous improvement, and a means to measure our impact on all learners. Thus, enhancing the accreditation process and relevance to our work in the education of all learners
During that five year cycle the schools must:
Cognia has two accreditation statuses that may be conferred on a school/school system as a result of the comprehensive accreditation visit. The accreditation status is based on the performance of a school/school system in areas related to the Accreditation Standards, policies, assurances, student performance results and stakeholder feedback.
The two accreditation statuses are: