SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Dec. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Accompanying the 2015 PISA results released today, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) announced the launch of PISA4U, an online, global, collaborative learning program for school improvement. The initiative will be driven by a series of online case studies of the world's highest performing schools and networks. The BASIS.ed network of schools has been chosen as the first case study representing the United States. The case studies will identify global good practices from which PISA4U participants will benefit.
"While U.S. student performance is declining relative to their peers around the world in math, the BASIS.ed network of schools is a bright spot in U.S. education," said Mark Reford, Chief Business Development and Brand Officer for BASIS Educational Ventures. "BASIS.ed students and schools outscore all countries and economies in Math, as well as Reading and Science. And BASIS.ed has more students scoring in the highest performance levels than all other countries and economies."
PISA4U is intended to improve education systems by becoming the "eyes and ears" on how to help teachers educate more efficiently, and help students learn more effectively. "This unique collaborative online program empowers educational practitioners to learn from one another, drive meaningful change in school systems around the globe, and create an international database of teaching resources that will be accessible to educators worldwide," according to an OECD spokesperson on an official press release.
As part of the rollout, OECD released the following video: https://youtu.be/ARslOiCW-ro. Much of the video was filmed at BASIS Scottsdale, as the first OECD case study of the best schools in the world. The case study, films, and other material will be officially presented in February. For more information please visit http://vectors.basised.com/ and http://www.pisa4u.org/.
The BASIS.ed network prepares students to be participants in the 21st century world of commerce and innovation. BASIS.ed faculty teach a curriculum that educates students at the highest international levels. BASIS.ed manages twenty-one public charter schools including eighteen in Arizona, two in Texas, and one in Washington, D.C., as well as five independent schools in Fremont and San Jose, CA, Brooklyn and Manhattan, NY, and McLean, VA and one international school in Shenzhen, China. For more information, please visit www.BASISed.com or www.vectors.BASISed.com.