CISNA is the largest and only Islamic accreditation organization of Islamic schools in the world. CISNA currently has an accreditation partnership with AdvancED/Cognia and a working agreement with the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). CISNA is recognized by the New York State Department of Education (the largest in the U.S.) as an accrediting agency. CISNA Accreditation provides a means to review and evaluate all aspects of a school’s program with an Islamic lens.
CISNA makes an impact at the state and national levels. CISNA is a member of the Council of American Private Education (CAPE) a coalition of national organizations and state affiliates. CISNA is invited to attend the annual National Private School Leadership meetings organized by the U.S. Dept. of Education’s Office of Non-Public Education. CISNA serves in an advisory capacity for the National Center for Education Statistics and for the National Assessment of Educational Progress.
CISNA’s inclusion in these organizations gives Islamic schools a stronger voice in legislation, disseminates information about Islamic education to policy-makers and helps provide resources for Islamic schools. CISNA’s interactions