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Al-Noor School, Brooklyn, NYC Earns 

Cognia School of  Distinction Award October 2023

Brooklyn, NYC June 28, 2023 – Al-Noor School announced that it has earned Cognia® Accreditation. Cognia is a nonprofit organization that provides quality assurance for schools, school districts, and education service providers.

Cognia, formerly AdvancED, nationally recognizes districts that meet rigorous standards focused on productive learning environments, equitable resource allocation that meets the needs of learners, and effective leadership. Earning accreditation from the Cognia Global Accreditation Commission means that the school is accredited and that Al-Noor School is recognized across the nation as a school that meets Cognia Performance Standards and maintains a commitment to continuous improvement.

“School accreditation as conferred by the Cognia Global Accreditation Commission provides Al-Noor a nationally recognized mark of quality for our school,” shared Dr. Abdulhakeem Alhasel.  “It demonstrates to our community our commitment to excellence, our openness to external review and feedback, and our desire to be the best we can be on behalf of the students we serve.”

To earn Cognia accreditation, a school also must implement a continuous process of improvement and submit to internal and external review.  Schools in good standing can maintain their accreditation for a six-year term.

Dr. Mark A. Elgart, president and CEO of Cognia, stated, “Cognia Accreditation is a rigorous process that focuses the entire school and its community on the primary goal of preparing lifelong learners in engaging environments where all students can flourish. Al-Noor School, NYC is to be commended for demonstrating that it has met high standards, is making progress on key indicators that impact student learning.”

Cognia is the parent organization of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI).

About the Cognia School Distinction Award

Al-Noor School, NYC earned this recognition based on the results of Cognia’s rigorous Accreditation Engagement Review process. Al-Noor shares this honor with a select group of peers.  With over 1,100 engagement reviews for accreditation completed in the 2022-2023 school year, Cognia recognized 25 schools and eight systems in 12 states and five countries with this distinct honor.

The full list of 2023 Schools and Systems of Distinction and the Cognia news release are listed here

About Cognia

Cognia offers accreditation and certification, assessment, professional learning, and improvement services to institutions and other education providers. The result of the merger of AdvancED and Measured Progress, Cognia was formed to bridge the gap between school evaluation and student assessment. As a global nonprofit working in 90 countries, our 40,000 institutions serve and support nearly 17 million students and 800 thousand educators every day. Cognia serves as trusted partner in advancing learning for all. Find out more at 

Parents and interested community members can learn more about the Cognia Accreditation at

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