When journalists describe U.S. students as academically “behind” other countries or that Singapore has one of the best education systems in the world, they are often referring to performance on the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), an exam given to students to evaluate critical thinking and application of knowledge in math, reading, and science. Individual schools have the opportunity to evaluate their students’ performance on the global stage with the OECD Test for Schools (based on PISA).
Leading the World in Math, Reading, and Science
Student performance on this exam is a point of great pride for our communities—it speaks to the power of our program and the dedication of our teachers. Our schools are helping shape the future of education—a future where students build lasting bonds with teachers, learn at the highest international levels, and become active, contributing members of their communities.
The following chart offers a full data snapshot of BASIS Independent Schools 2019–20 results on the OECD Test for Schools (based on PISA 2018) compared to top performing countries around the world. *BASIS Independent Schools compared with select participating countries. Results from all other countries are from the 2018 PISA exam. 1Refers to Chinese students from Bejing-Shanghai-Jiangsu-Guangdong.
*This chart is using select participating countries for comparison. BASIS Independent Schools performance data is from the 2019-20 OECD Test for Schools (based on 2018 PISA).