Program begins at Grade 9 and ends upon completion of Grade 12. A student must accumulate a total of 25 credits in order to graduate. Each acquired credit for a subject means that the subject is taught over five (4) or six (5) sessions per week during the academic year.
Students in High School are expected to complete 4 levels in each of the core courses: English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Arabic. In addition, students are expected to take P.E., Art, Computer, Health, Islamic Studies, and at least one elective. Students also are obliged to take Saudi Culture (Geography and History of the Kingdom).
A standardized test is a test that is administered and scored in a consistent, or “standard”, manner. Standardized tests are designed in such a way that the questions, conditions for administering, scoring procedures, and interpretations are consistent and are administered and scored in a predetermined, standard manner.
Standardized tests do not need to be high-stakes tests, time-limited tests, or multiple-choice tests. The questions can be simple or complex. The subject matter among school-age students is frequently academic skills.
Standardized tests are perceived as being fairer than non-standardized tests, because everyone gets the same test and the same grading system. This is fairer and more objective than a system in which some students get an easier test and others get a more difficult test. The consistency also permits more reliable comparison of outcomes across all test takers, because everyone is taking the same test.
Or, Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) creates a personalized assessment experience by adapting to each student’s learning level—precisely measuring student progress and growth for each individual. It enables school to have essential information about what each student knows and is ready to learn within 24 hours. It also helps school plan well curriculum maps that call for students’ needs.