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March 16, 2022

BASIS Independent Schools: How Data Informs Network Excellence

BASIS Independent Schools are characterized by creativity and spirit, and they are driven by best practices from the top educational systems in the world. As our private schools branch out across the U.S. and the world, one secret to maintaining excellence network-wide rests in our central Curriculum Team. These professionals work tirelessly to assess data across schools with a shared goal - to improve student outcomes deliberately, quickly, and meaningfully.

Currently BASIS Independent Schools educate students in Brooklyn, NY; Fremont, CA; McLean, VA; Manhattan, NY; and San Jose, CA. New campuses will open this fall in Bellevue, WA and Sunnyvale, CA. Our world-acclaimed curriculum taught by subject expert teachers draws families to the schools; however, a key strength that is not as well understood rests in our private school network’s ability and commitment to using data to improve continually, rather than rest on our reputation for excellence, particularly given our rapidly evolving world.

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“It is critical that we have a continuity of excellence at BASIS Independent Schools,” said Toby Walker, Vice President of BASIS Independent Schools. “That we hold ourselves to high standards, and that we learn from each other as school leaders and teachers across our network. The data around academic outcomes inform this approach; the collaboration among our teachers and administrators is based in large part on taking advantage of the insights our data provides. We take seriously our responsibility to act on these insights to improve our students’ experience.”

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January 18, 2017

Making Every Student Ready for the World: OECD Panel

Directly following the release of PISA 2015 results, Asia Society in Manhattan hosted a panel discussion with Dr. Andreas Schleicher of the OECD Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) and representatives from three of the highest scoring nations. Below is a recap of the event, provided by one of our administrators.

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.

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December 20, 2016

OECD Panel: Making Every Student Ready for the World

Directly following the release of PISA 2015 results, Asia Society in Manhattan hosted a panel discussion with Dr. Andreas Schleicher of the OECD Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) and representatives from three of the highest scoring nations. Below is a recap of the event, provided by one of our administrators.

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.

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