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BASIS Independent McLean Hosts Seminar-Demystifying Global Education Rankings, Mon., Oct. 24
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BASIS Independent McLean Hosts Seminar-Demystifying Global Education Rankings, Mon., Oct. 24

BASIS Independent McLean is hosting a seminar called, Demystifying Global Education Rankings, led by distinguished international educators, Peng Yu of Shanghai and Tue Halgreen of Paris, France on Mon., Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. at 8000 Jones Branch Road in McLean, Va. Entrance is free and open to the public, but registration is required at www.basisindependent.com/speaker-series.

The seminar will feature a conversation on the role of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) in global benchmarking and their influence on educational excellence across the world.

Speakers include international educators. Peng Yu, a distinguished educator and science teacher in Shanghai and an expert in regional and international assessments. Yu is from Jaio High School Affiliated to Shanghai Jiaotong University (HSASJTU), one of the top high schools in Shanghai, the highest performing region in the world on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development OECD/ Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) exam; and Tue Halgreen, a senior policy analyst at the OECD in Paris, France who focuses specifically on PISA exams and leads the OECD Test for Schools (based on PISA) initiative.

“Testing and school rankings are crucial to parents making educational decisions for their children, especially in private school, and this seminar is going to help break down that dialogue on a global scale,” said Sean Aiken, head of school of BASIS Independent McLean, of McLean, Va. “We’re honored to have such an elite team of international educators to lead us in this conversation,” said Aiken.

ABOUT BASIS INDEPENDENT MCLEAN, VA: 
BASIS was founded in 1998 by Dr. Michael and Olga Block, world-class economists and academics, who developed a formula for success for every child by offering a rigorous, globally competitive liberal arts and science curriculum taught by passionate subject-expert teachers and supported by a culture of excellence. What began as a single campus in Tucson, Ariz. has grown to become a unique, high-achieving, network of schools with three independent, private schools in Brooklyn, N.Y., Silicon Valley and Fremont in Calif., and now in McLean, Va., with an international school in Shenzhen, China, and 16 public charter schools across the United States. Today, BASIS.ed students have propelled their schools to become the top ranked in the nation. Visit them at http://mclean.basisindependent.com, Facebook, Twitter@BASISInd or YouTube channel, BASIS.ed.

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