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Contributor: PR Newswire New York
Friday, February 21 2020 - 10:37
Making Education Better Via a Blockbuster New Partnership
SCOTTSDALE, Arizona and SYDNEY, Feb. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

- Janison and The Better Education Company are partnering to energize and 
expand the OECD Test for Schools (based on PISA) in the U.S. market

The Better Education Company, a firm from the founders of the acclaimed BASIS 
Charter School network, which is dedicated to helping schools, networks, and 
districts capture, analyze, and actuate data to improve student outcomes, is 
partnering with Janison, the Sydney, Australia-based provider of online 
assessment platforms that bring efficient digital assessment to schools around 
the world. 

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Together, this partnership will serve to promote and provide the OECD Test for 
Schools (a test that provides a benchmark calibrated to the PISA scale) 
exclusively in the United States.

"The PISA program, and the related OECD Test for Schools, is known as the 
premier assessment tool to measure educational outcomes and student 
satisfaction across the world," said Matthew New, the CEO of The Better 
Education Company. "We want to greatly expand usage of this test in the United 
States, as part of our effort to improve American education, and Janison is the 
ideal partner for this effort."

In 2019, Janison signed a cooperation agreement with the OECD to develop the 
international digital platform for this unique school assessment tool based on 
PISA, and to deliver it in a secure, scalable, robust environment to schools in 
the U.S.

"We are very pleased to be partnering with The Better Education Company to 
promote the OECD Test for Schools in the United States," said Wayne Houlden, 
Founder of Janison. "Together, we aim to build a collaborative data sharing 
community around this effort in the hopes of improving educational outcomes."

The Better Education Company brings decades of the same success that 27 BASIS 
Charter Schools have brought and continue to bring to American students, and 
the identical ability to:

    -- Enable schools and networks to capture data to answer difficult 
    -- Oversee the data itself, and format it to facilitate deep analysis 
    -- Facilitate statistical and quantitative analysis which identifies 
       patterns, trends, and correlations 
    -- Provide actionable insights in a consumable format, and deliver action 
       plans to improve student outcomes.

Schools can register for the OECD Test for Schools, or learn more about how the 
test results can empower their students and schools, by visiting

The Better Education Company will begin meeting with school and network 
leaders, to encourage participation in the OECD Test for Schools and to support 
curricular improvement and better student outcomes on the local, regional, and 
national levels. 

Together we'll make education better!

About The Better Education Company

The Better Education Company was founded in 2019 by the technologists and 
founders of BASIS Charter Schools – the acclaimed network of top-ranked 
open-enrollment, tuition free public charter schools across the U.S. The 
mission of The Better Education Company is to help schools, networks, and 
districts improve student outcomes -- and enhance American education overall -- 
by capturing, facilitating, assessing, and actuating student and teacher data 
in the unique consumable manner that has made BASIS Charter Schools among the 
nation's best since 1998. 'Together we'll make education better!'

For more information, visit

About Janison

Janison is an Australian-owned, publicly-listed education technology pioneer 
whose team of experts and developers innovate online assessment and learning 
solutions for global corporations, governments, and education bodies. Since 
forming in 1998, Janison has advanced the use of digital technology to improve 
the way we educate and learn. 

Janison's award-winning assessment and learning products are used in more than 
100 countries, by millions of students and learners. Our international 
assessment clients and partners include the British Council, Australian and 
Singapore governments, and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and 
Development (OECD).  

We have a proud and successful history of being prepared to put forward bold 
technology ideas early on; devising and building new capabilities for educators 
and learners long before they are commonplace.

For more information, visit ( 

SOURCE  The Better Education Company

CONTACT: Matthew New,, (480) 247-8711