Education is about improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.
~Marian Wright Edelman~
Accreditation—Davis School District
Davis School District has once again successfully completed the rigorous process of a system-wide accreditation with Cognia! The district is accredited through June 2025.
In October of 2019, an 18 member team conducted more than 700 interviews with district and school leaders, parents, community members, and students; reviewed documentation of virtually every aspect of a large district; and observed learning in more than 250 classrooms. Cognia's report indicates high levels of practice in virtually every standard and indicator, and offers insight into areas where improvements can be made.
Davis was the first district in the state of Utah to earn systems accreditation in January 2015. Systems accreditation means each of the district's 92 schools (elementary, junior high, and high schools) is accredited by Cognia, the largest education accrediting organization in the world. Accreditation status is reviewed once every five years.
The accreditation process and its purpose is explored in the following video:
Accreditation Timeline for Schools
Accreditation microPD (PowerPoint for staff and Community Council)
Accreditation microPD Leader Notes
School Quality Factors (SQF)
School Quality Factors defined
AdvancED Observation Tool (eleot 2.0)
AdvancED Glossary of Terms
AdvancED Performance Standards for Schools