If BASIS Curriculum Schools were a nation, our student performance in math, reading, and science, as well as students’ satisfaction with their teachers, would outshine all other countries. When journalists report that United States educational systems lag behind those around the world, they often refer to results on the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). Schools worldwide have the option of administering this exam as a benchmarking tool. As such, the PISA exam is taken annually by more than half a million 15-year-old representing millions of student populations in 72 countries.
Strikingly, this exam is a test of applied knowledge. To do well, students need to think beyond the boundaries of subject disciplines and consider how they relate to each other in a real-world, critical thinking, problem-solving context.
A BASIS Curriculum education blends rigorous worldwide standards with the ingenuity and creativity so often associated with American education. As a result, BASIS Curriculum School students are positioned at the very top in the world as measured by their performance on the OECD Test for Schools (PISA).