The 2023 Niche school rankings are in and BASIS Independent Schools has remained a rankings powerhouse! As a network of six campuses—three of which have graduating classes—in locations across New York, Northern Virginia, the Bay Area, and the greater Seattle area, we are thrilled to achieve such impressive national recognition year after year.
BASIS Independent Fremont's rising junior Heeya D. made a guest appearance on the TODAY SHOW this week during a segment where the Princeton Review's Rob Franek discussed college admissions and Advanced Placement Exams with Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush.
The development capped off a year where we saw some amazing accomplishments from students, particularly women in STEM, celebrated by local news. We wanted to share some select news reports and segments featuring students from across our campuses in California and New York to Virginia.
We are excited to share that our application for the 2023-2024 academic year is open as of Monday, August 1 for PreK - Grade 12. We hear many questions during the admissions process, and are sharing seven of the most frequently asked ones to get you the answers you need to start your application today!
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The BASIS.ed network of schools has consistently outperformed U.S. and global peers on school-based assessments designed by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The OECD is the organization responsible for the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) designed to evaluate education systems worldwide. On the heels of the 2015 global PISA Exam results announced last week, Asia Society, which is an educational non-profit in Manhattan that promotes mutual understanding and partnership for people and organizations in Asia and the United States, hosted a panel discussion featuring Dr. Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills of the OECD and "driving force of PISA," as well as representatives from three of the highest scoring nations. Key insights from the discussion reinforce why BASIS.ed schools consistently perform so well on OECD school assessments.
The discussion explored 2015 PISA results and what countries have done to address key issues such as raising the bar for science instruction and education equity. Below is a recap from the captivating discussion that only scratches the surface of the deep insights offered by the OECD and this year's PISA Exam results release.
PISA Exam Results 2015 – “Can We Think Like A Scientist?”
Dr. Schleicher (introduced by the Asia Society as the driving force in continuing PISA's evolution as an authentic assessment of performance and the world's most tireless advocate in using data to inform education decisions) explained that the 2015 focus for PISA was science. He noted that while the world has changed rapidly with technology, education has not kept up with the pace of change. Dr. Schleicher explained that forces of technological advancement and rapid globalization are creating demands for a much broader skill set from workers, and he said education systems must respond.
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