Contact Suport

RICA Practice Tests by Exam Edge

Instant Access to Your Practice Exams
Detailed Explanations for Each Question
Questions per exam: 70

Select Quantity: - Buy one or SAVE when you buy a bundle
      Bundle of 20 Practice Tests
      Bundle of 10 Practice Tests
      Bundle of 5 Practice Tests
      1 Practice Test


100% Passing Guarantee
 
100% Passing Guarantee
We take great pride in our practice tests and their ability to help you pass your certification exam.
** This is not a money back or financial guarantee.


Our practice tests simulate the real thing in a number of key ways:

  1. Topics covered
  2. Level of difficulty
  3. Number of questions (70 per practice test)
  4. Timed exam, proportional to the number of questions (or untimed if you prefer)
  5. Navigation
  6. The feel of the real test
Features
  • 24/7 access
  • Compatible with any device
  • 3 different testing modes
    • Timed
    • No Time Limit
    • Explanation
  • Detailed explanations


We offer 20 online practice exams with 1,400 unique questions. Our world-class practice certification tests are designed to give you the knowledge you need to pass your RICA: Reading Instruction Competence Assessment certification exam. We do this by delivering realistic practice tests that thoroughly prepare you for the RICA: Reading Instruction Competence Assessment exam. Taking our RICA: Reading Instruction Competence Assessment practice tests will give you the psychological advantage needed to walk into your test day with confidence.

You are ready to become a teacher in the state of California and are made aware that CTC exams are required. What exactly are CTCs all about?

The Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC)?

The Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) is responsible for selecting, administering and interpreting the California Educator Credentialing Assessments used to meet certification requirements in the state of California. These examinations include the CBEST, CPACE, CSET, CTEL, and RICA. Prospective teachers need to complete the CBEST or CSET (multiple subjects and writing skills) before certification is awarded.

California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST)

The California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) provides information about basic proficiency skills in reading, mathematics, and writing. The CBEST has 3 sections, one for each skill area. Four hours are allotted to take one, two, or all three sections. This includes 15 minutes for a nondisclosure agreement and tutorial. Breaks are considered part of the testing time. An option in available for taking a computer-based test or a paper-based test. The reading portion and the math portion both consist of 50 multiple-choice questions, while the writing portion contains 2 essays. A minimum score of 123 is considered passing for all three sections with each section scaled at 41. It is possible to pass with a scaled score as low as 37 on one or 2 sections, provided the total is 123 or higher. Preliminary results are available at the conclusion of testing for the computer-based reading and mathematics portions. Final results are available within 2 weeks. The paper-based test results ae available within 3 weeks of testing.

California Preliminary Administrative Credential (CPACE)

CPACE, or California Preliminary Administrative Credential Exam, assesses knowledge of California school law, finances, and organization for candidates seeking a school administration career. The CPACE consists of two subtests, content and performance. A candidate must pass both computer-based tests to pass the CPACE. The CPACE – Content allows 3 hours and 15 minutes for the 70 multiple-choice questions and 3 focused constructed-response items. CPACE – Performance contains 2 modules: teacher effectiveness and school leadership. The candidate will be asked to review exhibits and provide a written analysis of a hypothetical situation. Four hours is allotted for the CPACE – Performance exam. A passing score is 220 per subtest and results are available within 5 weeks of testing.

California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET)

The California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET) are designed to evaluate mastery of subject matter content by prospective K-12 teachers. Individual subject area tests vary in number of subtests (generally 2 – 4) and number of items (generally 30 – 50 questions per subtest). The minimum passing score is 220. A candidate may take any one subtest or all subtests in a single session. All CSET exams are computer-based tests using multiple-choice and/or constructed-response format. Tests results are available within 5 – 7 weeks of testing. See the CTC website for more specific information on each subject area test: http://www.ctcexams.nesinc.com.

California Teacher of English Learners (CTEL)

The CTEL, or California Teacher of English Learners exam, assesses a candidate’s knowledge and skills necessary for effectively instructing English Learners. The CTEL is a computer-based, 3 subtest examination. The Language and Language Development portion contains 50 multiple-choice questions and 1 essay. One hour and 45 minutes is allowed for this section. The Assessment and Instruction subtest contains 60 multiple-choice items and 2 essays with 2 hours and 45 minutes given for completion. One hour and 30 minutes is given for the Culture and Inclusion subtest which has 40 multiple-choice questions and 1 essay. A candidate can take one, two, or all three subtests in one session. The passing score is 220 per subtest. Scores are available within 5 weeks of testing.

Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA)

The Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA) evaluates a candidate’s knowledge and application of skills for effective reading instruction across 5 domains. The 5 domains include: 1) planning, organizing, and managing instruction based on ongoing assessment, 2) word analysis, 3) fluency, 4) vocabulary, academic language, and background knowledge, and 5) comprehension. The RICA offers two assessment options: a written, computer-based exam or a video performance submission. Passing either option represents successful completion of RICA requirements. There are 70 multiple-choice questions, 4 focused educational problems and instructional tasks, and 1 case study in the written RICA exam. Four hours are given to complete this option. The minimum passing score is 220 and scores are available within 4 weeks of the testing date. The video performance option is based on actual classroom performance. Three videos must be created in which candidates must record themselves teaching reading in three different settings: whole class, small group, and individual. Each ten-minute video must include an instructional context form and a reflection form related to the recording. 220 is the minimum passing score for this option. Results are available within about 3 weeks after the submission deadline.

For more information on CTC exams visit Commission on Teacher Credentialing.



We have ten great reasons why examedge.com is the #1 source on the internet for preparing for the RICA test.

  • examedge.com/ctc/rica was created to focus solely on the RICA: Reading Instruction Competence Assessment test. All practice test questions parallel the topics covered on the real test, are in the right proportion, as outlined in Pearson Education, Inc's published RICA: Reading Instruction Competence Assessment test guidelines.

  • Our practice tests are designed to make you familiar with the real test. Our exams simulate the pressure of the real exam, by setting the per question time limit to be the same as the real exam. So when you take the actual test, you will feel comfortable with the requirements of the real exam.

  • We offer 515 online pratice exams with 40,720 unique questions to help you prepare for your RICA: Reading Instruction Competence Assessment exam.

  • The low cost! The cost of ordering 5 practice tests is less than the cost of taking the real RICA: Reading Instruction Competence Assessment test. In other words, it would cost you less money to order 5 practice tests, than if you failed the real test and had to retake it. Now that is a bargain!

  • If you have to stop while taking one of our tests, you can continue right where you left off. When you continue the test, you will start exactly where you were, and with the same amount of time you had remaining.

  • After you complete a test, we provide your raw score (how many you answered correctly) and our estimate of the RICA: score you would receive if you were taking the real test.

  • As you complete your practice tests, we show you which questions you answered correctly, which ones you answered incorrectly, and provide detailed step-by-step explanations for every single question on the test!

  • BBBAs a fully accredited member of the Better Business Bureau, we uphold the highest level of business standards. You can rest assured that we maintain all of the BBB Standards for Trust

  • Because the tests are web-based, there is no software to install. Our practice tests are available to you 24-hours a day. No matter where you are, you can take our practice tests on any computer with access to the internet.

  • If you need additional help, we offer specialized tutoring. Our tutors are highly qualified.

To pass the RICA: Reading Instruction Competence Assessment test you need a score of 220.

The range of possible scores is 100 to 300.

At examedge.com, we go to great pains to make sure that our tests are as realistic as possible. Our practice tests  help you prepare for the real test in several key ways:

  • Topics covered
  • Level of difficulty
  • Number of questions (70 per practice test)
  • Time-limit (or you can customize it)
  • Navigation
  • The feel of the real exam

We have a team of professional writers that create the questions based on the official test breakdown by topic. We are continually updating our exams to keep them in sync with the most current version of the actual certification exam.

Yes! We offer 28 subjects with 515 different exams utilizing 40,720 unique questions
* Evey subject has a free sample test

Test Name
CTC California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST)
  CBEST Mathematics
  CBEST Reading
  CBEST Reading/Math
CTC California Preliminary Administrative Credential Examination (CPACE)
  CPACE
CTC California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET)
  CSET Art
  CSET Business
  CSET Chemistry
  CSET Earth Science
  CSET English
  CSET English Language Development
  CSET Foundational-Level General Science
  CSET Foundational-Level Mathematics
  CSET Health Science
  CSET Home Economics
  CSET Industrial and Technology Education
  CSET Life Sciences
  CSET Mathematics
  CSET Mathematics Subtest I
  CSET Mathematics Subtest II
  CSET Mathematics Subtest III
  CSET Multiple Subjects
  CSET Physical Education
  CSET Physics
  CSET Science
  CSET Social Science
  CSET Spanish
CTC California Teacher of English Learners (CTEL)
  CTEL California Teacher of English Learners
CTC Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA)
  RICA: Reading Instruction Competence Assessment

To order full-length tests, or take a sample test, for a different subject:

Click on " Name on the Exam Name" You will be take to the orders page

For information regarding  RICA: Reading Instruction Competence Assessment Certifications exam,

Please refer to Pearson Education, Inc's website at : http://www.rica.nesinc.com

I just wanted to take a second to rate this program For my VA teacher recertification I needed to take the math Praxis and was not doing well! I ordered a book and unfortunately I did not pass. I then ordered a different online tutoring program and it was terrible and I did not pass again. At this point I was very frustrated but my husband found this program! When I took my first and second exams I got a 154 both times. After using this program I passed with a 181! I would use this program again and I would reccomend it to others who were in the same situation as I was.

Brittany M,

Hi! Thank you for being a great tool site for my RICA: Reading Instruction Competence Assessment certification exam. It help me prepare for "battle". Practice makes perfect alright. I recommended your site to my coworkers taking the VI exams the next 18 months.

NPO,

Thank you so much for the RICA: Reading Instruction Competence Assessment practice exams! Today I passed the Exam! I purchased two of your RICA: Reading Instruction Competence Assessment exams and went through each one twice. Thanks again for helping me to prepare for the subject area exam.

Mr. B.,

I just wanted to praise this company for creating helpful practice tests. The first time I took the librarian certification test I failed badly. I was so sad and discouraged. I had hoped my college courses would have prepared me for the test. I didnt know what to do. Then I came across their website. I was skeptical so I took the practice test and then bought 5 then 5 more. I am excited to say I passed my certification exam this time.

Jennifer G.,

I took the RICA: Reading Instruction Competence Assessment exam today and passed!!!! The sample exams with detailed explanation was the key to my success. I took a sample exam everyday for three weeks, studied the material and was confident and prepared to pass the exam. I will be recommending your site to others wanting an excellent preparation resource to prepare with successful results. Thank you!!!

Sandy,

Exam Edge was pivotal for helping me review for RICA: Reading Instruction Competence Assessment certification, and pass! Easy, and exactly what they said they would provide. I would recommend again.

TB,

Im so happy, that i found exam edge, online. They help pass my test. Great information for taking the RICA: Reading Instruction Competence Assessment exam, I will be telling my coworkers. THANK YOU.

Andrew S.,

View Our BBB Reviews
Add a testimonial

How do you rate this product?