RICA Test Info

2018 Exam Dates, Fees, Testing Locations, Registration Info, and Prep Resources

This page provides access to all the key info you need as a RICA test-taker, including 2018 exam dates, testing center locations, fees, registration info, and prep resources.

You can also view our free RICA Study Guide for a concise, bullet-pointed listing of exactly which topics appear on the exam, and take our free RICA Practice Test to see your current likelihood of passing and a complete diagnostic breakdown of your individual strengths and weaknesses in each exam domain, so you can focus your valuable study time on the specific content knowledge you need for success on test day.

When you're ready to sign up for the exam, please visit the official RICA testing service website at www.ctcexams.nesinc.com.


Key RICA Info and Resources

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RICA Test Info

RICA Exam Overview

The Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA) is designed to ensure that candidates for the Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential and Education Specialist Instruction Credential possess the knowledge and skills necessary to provide effective reading instruction. The exam is comprised of 70 multiple choice questions, four short constructed responses, and one case study, and covers five domains: Planning, Organizing, and Managing Reading Instruction Based on Ongoing Assessment; Word Analysis; Fluency; Vocabulary, Academic Language, and Background Knowledge; and Comprehension.

RICA (Written Examination) Test Info
Number of questions: 70 multiple choice questions, 4 focused educational problems and instructional tasks, & 1 case study
Detailed list of topics covered on each subtest: View RICA Study Guide
Time to complete test: 4 hours 

Candidates may choose to take the RICA Written Examination or the RICA Video Performance Assessment.  For more info on RICA test dates and submission deadlines, please click below...

2018 RICA Test Dates and Deadlines

Candidates may register for the RICA Written Exam online, or register for the Video Performance Assessment by mail.  For more info on RICA test registration, and suggestions on how to reduce registration costs, please click below...

RICA Registration Info and How to Save on Testing Costs

Free RICA Prep Resources

Want to learn more about the RICA before registering?  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.rica.nesinc.com 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.


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