Where do BASIS Curriculum School students outperform their peers? Across the entire globe!

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).

BASIS Curriculum School Students Outscore Students around the World in Math, Reading and Science

Students at BASIS Curriculum Schools tested above the highest-ranked school systems in the world, as well as above private school students in the United States, on the OECD Test for Schools (based on PISA).

2016 OECD Test for Schools (Based on PISA)
Average Score in Math, Reading and Science

BASIS Curriculum School Students are More Likely to Score in the Highest Performance Levels

BASIS Curriculum School students are five times more likely to score in the highest performance categories than the average American student. They are also more likely to score in the highest performance category than students in any other country or system, including Shanghai. Students “…who get to Level 5 or above can be regarded as potential ‘world-class’ knowledge workers of tomorrow,” according to the OECD Test for Schools report.

2016 OECD Test for Schools (Based on PISA)
Percent of Students Scoring in the Highest Performance Levels | Levels 5 & 6

BASIS Curriculum School Students are More Satisfied with their Teachers

BASIS Curriculum School students are not only some of the highest performing kids in the world, they are also the most satisfied with their teachers. Educational systems worldwide were ranked based on student performance and the percentage of students who agree or strongly agree with the following statements:

  • “I get along well with most of my teachers.”
  • “Most of my teachers are interested in my well-being.”
  • “Most of my teachers really listen to what I have to say.”
  • “If I need extra help, I will receive it from my teachers.”
  • “Most of my teachers treat me fairly.”

2016 OECD Test for Schools (Based on PISA)
Student Performance and Student-Teacher Satisfaction

BASIS.ed-managed Schools are Among the Top Performing Schools in World

In fact, the BASIS.ed network ranks among the Top 1% of schools NATIONALLY and the Top 3% of schools INTERNATIONALLY, according to performance on the 2016 OECD Test for Schools (based on PISA), which includes highly-selective schools with strict admissions requirements.

2016 OECD Test for Schools (Based on PISA)
National and International Percentile Rank