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RICA Test Dates & How to Choose the Right Date for You...

The RICA (Reading Instruction Competence Assessment) Written Exam is now offered through computer-based testing only.  There are no longer specific, fixed RICA test dates as there were for paper-based testing.  Instead, you may schedule your individual RICA exam date year-round by appointment.  Alternatively, candidates may also complete the RICA Video Performance Assessment (see submission deadlines below if you plan to use this option).

When choosing your RICA test date, you should consider how you plan to prepare.  If you will be taking a RICA Prep Class, you will want to ensure that all session dates fall before your exam date.  How long before your test date to take a prep class will vary based on your individual needs, but most of our students find that taking a class one or two weeks before their RICA test dates works best, so that the information taught is still "fresh in their minds" on exam day.

If you plan to take a RICA Prep Class, we encourage you to enroll early to ensure your space and to take advantage of our registration discounts.  Please click below to view current coupon codes...

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If you plan to enroll in one-on-one RICA Tutoring, we recommend you view our Tutoring Calendar for information on our tutors' available session dates.  Keep in mind the number of sessions you plan to schedule.  Typically, tutoring is most effective when you allow some time for independent study and review between sessions, so you may wish to schedule a series of tutoring dates several weeks or more in advance of your RICA test date.

One of the most flexible and effective test preparation options is on-demand RICA Online PrepWith engaging instructional videos, interactive practice tests, and innovative Smart-STEM Virtual Tutoring, you get the same great instruction you would in our live classes, and more, available 24/7 at your pace and on your schedule, and you also have the option to get live help if you need it.  If you are taking the computer-based RICA Written Exam, you will be able to select your RICA test date year-round by appointment, so this preparation method is especially convenient.

Did you know that when and how you register for the RICA can affect your testing fees?  Click below for RICA registration info and simple suggestions to help you save on testing costs...

RICA Registration Info and How to Save on Testing Costs




Not sure how much preparation you will need before your RICA test date?  Start by viewing our free RICA Study Guide to get a concise overview of exactly what subject matter will appear on your exam, then take our free, full-length RICA Practice Test with diagnostics to see how you will perform and identify any areas in which you may need to improve.


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PLEASE NOTE: The RICA information provided above is intended as a helpful overview.  It is not comprehensive, and is not intended to replace the full information found on the official RICA website.  No warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of this information.  All test-takers should visit the official RICA website at www.ctcexams.nesinc.com/about_RICA.asp for complete RICA registration info and to confirm test dates, procedures, and testing requirements, and should consider their individual needs, before making any registration decision.  Teachers Test Prep is an independent test preparation company, and is not affiliated with Pearson Education, the company that administers the RICA.


 Before Selecting Your RICA Test Date...

Quality test preparation can greatly increase your likelihood of success.  Before selecting your RICA test date, please consider how you plan to prepare and the appropriate timeframe that will be needed.  Click below to learn more about available test preparation options...


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