RICA  Reading Instruction Competence Assessment

About Our RICA Prep Courses

The Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA) contains detailed questions on reading instruction and assessment methodologies which can be quite challenging, even to the best reading instructors.  You will be asked to understand specific terminology and techniques, and to utilize this knowledge on a variety of multiple choice and constructed response questions (including an in-depth case study).

Fortunately, the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) publishes Content Specifications listing exactly what is expected of candidates taking the RICA. These are the key concepts you need to know in order to pass-- and this is exactly what we cover in each of our RICA Prep Courses.

Your RICA Prep Course will also teach you proven test-taking strategies designed specifically for the RICA, including how to deconstruct Multiple Choice questions and how to use the specific format and terminology test graders are seeking on the Constructed Responses and Case Study.  After each section of subject matter instruction, the class will look at relevant practice test questions from our Version 1 Practice Test*, and your instructor will give you guidance on how to apply what you've learned on the actual exam.  (*This practice test is available free on our website, and your instructor will also provide you a printed copy in class.)

What's more, every Prep Course includes 3 months of free online access to our Core Slideshow, the same slides used in class, so that you can continue studying what you've learned.  (Slideshow access begins on the date of your class.  If you wish to begin studying before the class, we recommend purchasing one of our RICA Online Prep programs, which include a host of great study features.  And if you purchase a Core Plus or Golden Apple Online Prep program, you will also receive a substantial discount on our live prep class.)

We're very proud of our RICA Prep Courses, and we're confident that they'll help you succeed. That’s why every class is guaranteed.* If you take our RICA Prep Coures and don't pass, you can take it again, free.

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* Our Guarantee: If you take any Teachers Test Prep class and don't pass the corresponding Subtest, you can take that Prep Class again with no charge. Offer is good for one additional session only and expires after 12 months from the date of purchase. Offer is not transferable and cannot be applied to other subtest classes. Official admission materials, including receipt and photo ID, must be brought to the second session in order to be admitted. Offer applies to Prep Classes only and does not apply to any of our other products or services. Free class subject to availability and occupancy restrictions. You must register for your free retake in advance using our online retake registration system accessible from your My Account Dashboard page under "Credits." No "walk-ins" will be admitted. We reserve the right to discontinue classes without notice.