Cognia Accreditation

Cognia (formerly AdvancED) Performance Accreditation and the Engagement Review

Accreditation is pivotal to leveraging education quality and continuous improvement. Using a set of rigorous
research based standards, the accreditation process examines the whole institution—the program, the cultural
context and the community of stakeholders—to determine how well the parts work together to meet the needs of
learners. Through the AdvancED Accreditation Process, highly skilled and trained Engagement Review Teams
gather first-hand evidence and information pertinent to evaluating an institution’s performance against the
research-based AdvancED Performance Standards. Using these Standards, Engagement Review Teams assess the
quality of learning environments to gain valuable insights and target improvements in teaching and
learning. AdvancED provides Standards that are tailored for all education providers so that the benefits of
accreditation are universal across the education community.

                                                                      Cognia Accreditation Seal