International Schooling Corporation (ISC) Singapore is the 1st Cognia (formerly known as AdvancED) accredited online school out of USA. Anchored Education in South Africa is a partner of and accredited by International Schooling Corporation (ISC) Singapore. Cognia is the largest accreditation agency worldwide.
Cognia is the largest community of education professionals in the world. They are a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site external reviews of PreK-12 schools and school systems to ensure that all learners realize their full potential.
While their expertise is grounded in more than a hundred years of work in school accreditation, Cognia is far from a typical accreditation agency. Their goal isn’t to certify the schools that are good enough; rather, their commitment is to help schools improve. As a Cognia accredited online school, International Schooling is constantly on the verge of improving and delivering the best quality education to its learners.
Combining the knowledge and expertise of a research institution, the skills of a management consulting firm and the passion of a grassroots movement for educational change, they serve as a trusted partner to more than 36,000 schools and school systems, employing more than 5 million educators and registered more than 25 million learners across the United States and 85 other nations. The quantitative data given above is a testimony to the level of world presence of Cognia and the quality of work it does as a globally renowned accreditation body.
Cognia was created through a 2019 merger of two leading non-profits- AdvancED and Measured Progress. Together they have created a more stronger presence for Cognia across the globe. The term Cognia has been derived from a Latin word Cognitio, which means knowledge.
Each year, Cognia collects vast quantities of data including tens of thousands of learner-centric classroom observations and millions of learners, parent and teacher surveys, from thousands of schools and school systems. This data along with extant outcome data available from sources like NCES provide the basis for analysis that yield insights into educational practices and processes.