The SAT program follows the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) that award students with a high school Diploma or Academic Honors High School Diploma. These standards define the knowledge and skills students should have within their K-12 education careers so that they will graduate high school able to succeed in entry-level, credit-bearing academic college and university courses. These standards:

  • Are aligned with college and work expectations.
  • Are clear, understandable and consistent.
  • Include rigorous content and application of knowledge through high-order skills.
  • Build upon strengths and lessons of current state standards.
  • Are informed by other top performing countries, so that all students are prepared to succeed in our global economy and society;
  • Are evidence-based.

The CCSS prepares the students with the most important knowledge and skills to attain higher education or careers.

Using a credit system, students are given a wide foundation in General Education and are taught a broad range of subjects including Math (Algebra I and II, Geometry I and II, Calculus) English Literature, English Language, ICT, French, Arabic, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, World History, KSA History and P.E.

The Scholastic Aptitude Tests (SAT) are standardized tests designed to help American/Canadian College Admission Officers evaluate the educational background credentials of international students from various countries with different grading systems and standards. The SAT scores not only assist the College Admission Officers in evaluating the academic achievement of international students, but also determining how well-prepared an international student is to undertake college/university-level work.

However, the SAT is not the only college/university entrance qualification by itself. Universities/Colleges in the United States require 12 years of schooling, excellent high school grades, community service, sports and club participation to be documented by your high school in addition to your SAT I or SAT II scores.

A considerable number of RNS students possess American or Canadian citizenship and will be planning to go to America or Canada to attend colleges and universities. Riyadh Najed Schools offer SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) programs to students so they can follow a similar sort of curriculum that would enable them to blend in with the American/ Canadian educational system. This program also familiarizes non-American students who are planning to pursue higher studies in the United States/ Canada with the system and enhances their adaptability and suitability for admissions.

Parents please note that USA and Canadian college/university applications must be delivered to the no later than December 31st of the year prior to admission. The earlier these test are taken, the better.

SAT Preparation at RNS

RNS offers its students a semester-long SAT preparation course twice each year for students in Grades 9, 10, 11 and 12. These courses are conducted after school or in the evening and are an additional expanse for the student. Registration is completed at the RNS High School Guidance Office.


By the end of Grade 9 (or early Grade 10), students take PSAT I in the following subjects:

  • Mathematics
  • English / Critical Reading and Writing Skills

By the end of Grade 10 (or early Grade 11), students take SAT I in the following subjects:

  • Mathematics
  • English / Critical Reading and Writing Skills

By the end of Grade 11 (or in Semester 1 of Grade 12), students take SAT II in a combination of subjects including:

  • English Writing
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
Definition and Explanation of the PSAT and SAT Tests


The PSAT (Preliminary SAT) is a great primer for the SAT. It is a standardized test administered by the College Board and cosponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) in the United States. Approximately 3.5 million students take this nationwide multiple-choice test every year.

The PSAT won’t count towards your college admissions applications, but it is the qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship. Use the PSAT as both practices for the SAT and as one of the starting points on your college admissions journey.

Students register for the PSAT through high schools which are members of the College Board. The test is composed of three sections: Math, Critical Reading, and Writing Skills, and takes two hours and ten minutes to complete. Each of the three sections is scored on a scale of 20 to 80 points, which add up to a maximum composite score of 240 points. This parallels the SAT, which is graded on a scale of 200 to 800. However, the new PSAT does not include higher-level mathematics (e.g., concepts from Algebra II) or an essay in its writing section (which was added to the SAT in 2005).

The PSAT test is mostly multiple-choice, but there are 10 open-response math questions that require takers to enter their responses on a grid. Students are allowed to use calculators on the math sections.

The PSAT assesses reading, math, and writing skills and provides excellent practice for the SAT. Taking the PSAT is excellent practice for the SAT because they both have the same format and evaluate the same skills. In addition, PSAT score reports give students personalized feedback based on test results, along with custom SAT study plans. Test scores can also be used to estimate your projected SAT score range.

Taking the PSAT early gives students a fresh skills assessment and a measure of their progress, as well as the chance to compete for National Merit Scholarships in the USA. Research shows that students in U.S. colleges and universities who take the PSAT in Grades 9-11 score, on average, 189 points higher on the SAT than students who do not.


The SAT I is a comprehensive exam that is given several times a year. This exam is broken up into three parts: critical reading, math and writing. The SAT I is offered seven times a year in October, November, December, January, March (or April, alternating), May, and June. The test is typically offered on the first Saturday of the month for the November, December, May and June administrations.

In order to take the SAT test (s), students need to register online with the College Board at least six weeks prior to the advertised test dates: . Results are sent to the schools within a period of eight to ten weeks from the date of the test.

The SAT I Test is 3 hours & 45 minutes long. Just like the PSAT, it contains 3 sections: Mathematics, Critical Reading and Writing. All 3 sections are scored on a scale of 200-800.


The SAT II are high-level Subject Tests offered on a few selected date each test site. SAT II Subject Tests. Not all subject tests are offered on every SAT date. Please refer to: for the dates and the subject tests internationally

The SAT II Subject Tests are one-hour, subject-specific tests offered in more than a dozen subject areas (scored on a scale of 200-800). Students are allowed to take 3 tests on any scheduled SAT test date. The most competitive universities in the U.S. either require or recommend 2 or 3 subject tests.

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