Innovative & Trusted

Cognero is a full-featured, online assessment system that allows you to manage your content, create and assign tests, deliver tests through a secure online test center, and have complete reporting and data dissemination at your fingertips.

Unify & Streamline

Cognero's innovative web-based, enterprise-level learning and assessment service unifies and streamlines learning design and assessment workflow–from item creation and curation to assessment administration, deployment, grading, data collection, analytics and reporting while fully supporting print, online and mobile delivery.

Cognero Is An Unmatched Full-Circle Assessment Solution!

Cognero Features

Powerful, easy-to-use tools to enhance assessment and results.

Access from Anywhere

Cognero is a web-based platform that runs in a browser. No installations are required to use Cognero in Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, and Linux browsers.


Cognero implementations currently handle the demands from thousands of users to over 4 million, with each instance handling over 30 million questions.

Desktop-Like Interface

Cognero looks and feels like a desktop application by using the latest web functionality to imitate desktop usability features like drag-and-drop and wizards.


Through a host of available web services, Cognero can be fully integrated with the platforms you already have. Accessed through a single sign-on, Cognero becomes a key component of adaptive learning, where you can feed content to and receive results from other platforms such as eBooks, as well as provide the traditional questions sets and tests to instructors.

Full-Featured Test Generator

Author and manage your assessment content as well as build tests using the only online test generator that supports 15 traditional question types and a limitless array of interactions through Cognero’s support of HTML5. All questions can be tagged with a full complement of metadata including Common Core State Standards.

Content Management System

Cognero has a unique set of tools to facilitate the creation of robust assessment products comprised of question sets and tests. You can distribute to users with the push of a button. All content created in Cognero has built-in digital rights management so your content is protected against unauthorized use. And because Cognero is web-based, users always have the most current content.

Class Management and Assignments

Manage students, classes, and assignments with the ease of simple drag-and-drop. You can build or import rosters, have students self-register for a class, and move students easily from class to class.

Secure Online Testing

Cognero has an integrated, secure online testing center for your students. Your students can receive immediate feedback on each question and/or receive a detailed end-of-assignment report to help them know exactly how they are doing.

Complete Reporting System

Cognero allows you to analyze how your students are performing in real time and from multiple approaches to allow for immediate intervention. You can also quickly analyze your questions and perform a gap analysis of student testing.

Institution/District Services

Institutions or districts can distribute content to instructors to generate unified institutional results. Student data is compiled at the institutional/district level to provide detailed information on student performance at multiple levels.

Dynamic Content

Questions can be dynamically generated through the included algorithmic engine, equation editor, and dynamic graphing tool. Dynamic content allows each student taking an assignment to have their own unique version of the test.

Standards Compliant and Flexible

Cognero imports QTI 1.2 and exports QTI 1.2 and 2.1 to allow content to work with other systems such as Blackboard, Canvas, and D2L. Equations are handled in a MathML compliant equation editor to further promote cross compatibility. Our XML is also available so that you can use content from Cognero with your own custom applications without the limitations of QTI.

Tailored To Fit Your Needs

Cognero supports K12, higher education and professional education segments, partnering and integrating with the ecosystem of content providers, open educational resource developers, learning management platforms, publishing services providers and academic institutions.

Cognero offers partnership models that are matched to a wide range of use cases:

Cognero Partnership Models

  • Cengage Learning
  • Kendall Hunt Publishing Company
  • McGraw Hill Education
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  • Nelson Education
  • University of Phoenix
  • Sadlier
  • Loyola Press
  • Design Science

Experience Matters

Founded in 2004, Madeira Station LLC, the creator of Cognero, has a long history of producing exceptional educational software. With a staff of experienced project managers, designers, and engineers who have a deep understanding of the different pedagogies required in today's classrooms Madeira Station has developed in excess of 50 major applications for a variety of clients in the educational marketplace.

A Portfolio Unmatched

Madeira Station has successfully designed and delivered in excess of 50 major software products, ranging from classroom multimedia to assessment and reporting systems.

Decades of Experience

The Madeira Station team has many decades of educational, software development, and editorial experience.

Your Partner in Software

Madeira Station is your behind-the-scenes partner in educational software development. It is our job to make your product line look great!

Consistent, Scaled Performance

Today, we are proud to support over 100,000 instructors and more than 3.5 million students, combining content management of over 25 million questions with consistent multi-format performance, delivering more than 50,000 assessments every day.

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