Recently, four schools that use the BASIS.ed Curriculum took the OECD Test for Schools (Based on PISA), a student assessment tool geared for use by schools and networks of schools to support research, benchmarking and school improvement efforts. This assessment provides descriptive information and analyses on the skills and creative application of knowledge of 15-year-old students from all over the world in reading, mathematics, and science, comparable to existing PISA scales. Simply put, it is not just what a student knows, but also the application of crucial problem-solving skills.
Our students consistently test above the highest-ranked school systems in the world. In 2014, our average student scored higher than students in Shanghai, the world's highest performing school system, in reading, mathematics and science. We believe that the our curriculum provides the best education to our students and the results provide solid evidence that our system works.
All of the schools managed by BASIS.ed outperformed high-scoring countries like Singapore, Korea, Finland and Switzerland with scores that put them in the top 5% of all schools in the world in reading, math and science with two exceptions: BASIS Scottsdale is among the top 1% of all schools in the world in reading; and BASIS Oro Valley is among the top 10% of schools in mathematics in the world.
In Shanghai, 56% of students scored in the highest categories (5 & 6) in mathematics on the OECD Test for Schools, but 63% of our students at BASIS Scottsdale a 5 or 6, and 56% of students in our schools taking the test scored in these categories on average.