What is R.I.C.A.?
- Reading Instruction
Competence Assessment--"to ensure that candidates for
Multiple Subject Teaching Credentials and Education
Specialist Instruction Credentials possess the knowledge
and skills important for the provision of effective
reading instruction to students...to develop competent,
thoughtful readers who are able to use, interpret, and
appreciate all types of text." (R.I.C.A. Registration
- Must be passed by...
- Candidates for
initial Multiple Subject Teaching credentials
(preliminary or professional clear), with or without
- Candidates for
initial preliminary level I or professional level II
Education Specialist Instruction Credentials (special
- Domains measured by
- Domain I - Planning
and Organizing Reading Instruction Based on Ongoing
- Domain II -
Developing Phonological and Other Linguistic Processes
Related to Reading
- Domain III -
Developing Reading Comprehension and Promoting
- Domain IV -
Supporting Reading Through Oral and Written Language
and Strategies for R.I.C.A. (by Margaret T. Butler,
- More information
C.S.U.D.H. MULTIPLE SUBJECT & SPECIAL ED. CREDENTIAL
CANDIDATE* WHO ARE CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN STUDENT
TEACHING OR HAVE COMPLETED AT LEAST ONE SEMESTER OF
Candidates from other campuses
should contact their own institution for assistance.
R.I.C.A. Preparation Course is offered through Extended
Education two Saturdays preceding each exam, 9:00 a.m. -
3:30 p.m. The fee for CSUDH students if $40.
Please call (310) 243-3741 to find out workshop dates
and to sign up.
The kit is
available for seven-day checkout by CSUDH Multiple Subject
and Special Education Credential candidates only; $40
RICA Preparation class
schedule for Spring 2006, to be held on two Saturdays, 9:00
AM to 3:30 PM:
March 25, April 8
For more information
about the R.I.C.A Preparation course,
please click here.
R.I.C.A. Study Kit
- Participants are
strongly encouraged to check out a R.I.C.A. Study Kit
If you have questions regarding TEST REGISTRATION,
ADMINISTRATION PROCEDURES, ADMISSION TICKETS, VIDEO
PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT MATERIALS, or SCORE REPORTS,
P.O. BOX 348150
SACRAMENTO, CA 95834-8150
TELEPHONE: (916) 928-4004
9:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M.
Pacific time, Monday through
Friday, except holidays
9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
during emergency registration
Automated information System
available 24 hours daily
for the Deaf: (916) 928-4191
RICA Program Internet