What is Accreditation?

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The award of District Accreditation signifies that the schools in the district have met the Standards for Accreditation at an acceptable level and are committed to maintain those Standards.
Accredited districts have completed a multi-school, community-wide self-assessment process, and have hosted a visiting team of peers who review the individual schools and the district office in terms of common goals and the Standards for Accreditation.

One of Two Accredited K-12 Systems in Utah

How Accreditation Happens

What does the accreditation process look like? Here is a video that was created as Ogden School District began our accreditation review in the fall of 2020 and illustrates how the process works.

Accreditation Process Summary

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Ogden School District partnered with Cognia, an independent, non-profit accrediting agency, to complete a comprehensive review of our systems. Cognia evaluated our performance in 31 categories. They gave Ogden School District their highest rating in 25 of those categories. In a scale from 100 to 400 (with most upper-level districts rating approximately 280) Ogden School District scored over 350.

View the full summary here.